CHANHASSEN, Minn. (WCCO) — Minutes after Carver County Deputies arrived at a Chanhassen home, an emergency response call turned into a fatal police shooting.

Right around 10 a.m. Friday, a woman called authorities for help, saying her son was suicidal and threatening her with knives and a baseball bat at a home on the 6400 block of Oriole Avenue.

When deputies arrived, they encountered a boy, first deploying a Taser and later shooting their guns, hitting and killing 16-year-old Archer Amorosi.

Amorosi was pronounced dead at the scene, but it’s still unclear exactly what prompted those deputies to fire those fatal shots.

Memories and condolences quickly poured out for the Minnetonka High School student on social media.

The Minnetonka High School Lacrosse Team wrote on Twitter: “Unfortunately we lost one of our teammates today. Archer was a high energy, funny and loving kid who will always be remembered by this team and this community. Rest easy Archer, we will miss you incredibly and love you forever.”

Another aspect of this incident that’s still unclear is whether or not there was any video of this incident.

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office does not use body cameras, but there may be video recording from a squad car.

Both of the deputies who fired their weapons are on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

Mary McGuire

Comments (7)
  1. It’s called, suicide by cop. Pretty selfish thing to force another person to live with the rest of their lives.

  2. Bill Cenne says:

    sounds like he either had ‘roid rage or was high on drugs. he came after the hated enemy, the “hunted” with knives and a baseball bat, and they were foreced to go lethal on him. that’s the policy nowadays. can you blame them? ? ?

  3. Gotta have the METH the Meth… the Meth… the Meth…

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