CHANHASSEN, Minn. (WCCO) — Minutes after Carver County Deputies arrived at a Chanhassen home, an emergency response call turned into a fatal police shooting.
Around 10 a.m. Friday, a woman called authorities for help, saying her teenage 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 the boy and deployed a Taser, later firing their weapons, hitting and killing 16-year-old Archer Amorosi.
Amorosi was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s unclear what prompted deputies to fire the fatal shots.
Memories and condolences quickly poured in on social media for the Minnetonka High School student.
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 unclear is whether or not there was video of encounter.
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.