16-year-old Minnetonka High student dies in police shooting in Chanhassen

The boy's mother called police saying her son was suicidal.
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A teenage boy has died in an officer-involved shooting on the Chanhassen-Excelsior border.

The incident happened at around 10 a.m. on the 6400 block of Oriole Avenue on Friday, with Carver County deputies involved.

Friends at the scene and on social media have identified the victim as 16-year-old Archer Amorosi, a football and lacrosse player due to start his junior year at Minnetonka High School.

Authorities didn't release any official details for hours following the shooting, with media having to piece together what had happened by listening to police scanner audio and speaking with people at the scene.

But the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension finally issued a release around 4:30 p.m., saying police had received a 911 call from the boy's mother on Friday morning, reporting that her son was suicidal and threatening her with knives and a baseball bat.

Deputies initially used a Taser upon encountering the boy at the scene. Two deputies then fired their weapons, striking the teenager who died at the scene.

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One deputy was taken to the 212 Medical Center in Chaska with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.

Bodycam and dashcam footage may have captured some of the incident, the BCA said.

Both deputies involved have been placed on standard administrative leave as the BCA investigates. They will be identified at a later stage.

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