Skip to main content

911 transcript reveals what Archer Amorosi's mom told police before fatal shooting

The teen was reportedly suicidal before he was shot dead by police.

Carver County authorities have released a transcript of the 911 call made by the mother of Archer Amorosi shortly before police arrived and shot him dead.

The 16-year-old Minnetonka High School student was said to be suicidal last Friday morning, and his tearful mother Kara explains to a 911 dispatcher how her son had locked her in their garage and was holding knives and a baseball bat.

He was being "violent and destructive," she said, adding that he was "assaulting the house."

When asked by the dispatcher if she thinks her son wants to hurt police officers, she said: "YES I DO, he wants to, he wants them to shoot him ... he just locked me out of my house, he he wants them, he wants them to get in like a showdown with the police."

She goes on to reveal that police had been called to their house on Oriole Avenue in Chanhassen the day before, saying he "needed a medical evaluation and they couldn't do anything."

"He's gonna do something bad," she also says at one point.

Much of the rest of the transcript involves dispatchers and officers trying to get Kara Amorosi out of the garage.

The mother doesn't mention the possibility that her son had a gun, though a police officer is quoted on the transcript as saying they could see him with a handgun in the living room.

Get the latest Bring Me The News stories on Flipboard.

The handgun turned out to be an Airsoft BB gun, with officers initially trying to get Amorosi out of the living room using a Taser and pepper spray through the window.

The teenager then ran out of the front door holding a hatchet and the Airsoft gun, with officers issuing verbal commands and once again deploying a Taser, to little effect.

Two deputies, Corporal Jacob Hodge and Deputy Travis Larson, then opened fire, killing him.

Other data logs released by the Carver County Sheriff's Office reveal there were 9 service calls at the Amorosi home between July 2015 and July 2018.

Next Up

Rep. Tou Xiong

State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence

The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.

St Lukes Duluth GSV Pro

Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test

The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.

ridgeview urgent care facebook

Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'

The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.

polley freeborn county jail roster jan 2022 resize

Charges: MN high school counselor sexually assaulted student

The 16-year-old victim had regularly gone to him for academic help and other support, authorities say.

Proctor football

Proctor investigation: Senior charged with sexually assaulting teammate

The criminal charges come after a monthslong review of the allegations.

Screen Shot 2020-04-28 at 9.07.41 PM

Ordway will require vaccinated audience members also be boosted

If someone has not gotten a booster shot, they will have to show a negative COVID test.

Gophers basketball, Williams Arena, Gopher fans

U of M to require vaccine or negative test proof for large events

The policy doesn't go into effect until late-January.

Lauri Anne Deatherage

Man indicted for first-degree murder in ex-wife's death

He's accused of killing her days after she remarried.

Jackknifed semi I-94 Sauk Centre Jesse Grabow

Crashes, spinouts piling up as snow blankets southern MN

Snow is expected to continue throughout the day.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 14

More than 11,000 cases for a second day in a row.


No charges for officers who shot dead Chanhassen teen

The 16-year-old died outside his home in July.

Read the 911 transcript from the Thurman Blevins shooting

The transcript has been released by the City of Minneapolis.

Minnetonka High School mourns student shot dead by police

Archer Amorosi was reportedly suicidal before dying in the police shooting on Friday.

16 year old shot dead by police in Chanhassen

The boy's mother called police saying her son was suicidal.

George Floyd

Bodycam transcript reveals what was said between ex-officers, George Floyd

The attorney for ex-officer Thomas Lane has asked for the charges against him to be dismissed.

Screen Shot 2021-05-08 at 10.01.38 PM

Police: Man, 20, killed his older sister in Chanhassen

Police found the 25-year-old woman dead from gunshot wounds.

Authorities ID man shot dead by police at St. Louis Park apartments

The 35 year old from Anoka was shot dead by officers on Saturday evening.