Archer Amorosi: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Archer Amorosi, a 16-year-old high school athlete from Minnetonka, Minnesota, was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting after his mother called police to report he was suicidal.

An officer told a 911 dispatcher the youth “wants to go out like Bonnie and Clyde.” Now questions are being raised about the use of deadly force. Although authorities have not formally identified the victim, he was named as Minnetonka High School student Archer Amorosi by a family friend and his athletic team, according to KSTP-TV.

Amorosi was a well-liked football and lacrosse player in high school, and the community in Minnesota is reeling from his death. “@archeramorosi you always had my back whether it was on or off the field. Thank you for being there for me and everyone else you have impact over these last 16 year. You will be missed, rest easy bro, we all love you💙 #AStrong,” wrote one friend on Twitter.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Amorosi’s Mother Called Police to Report Her Son Was Threatening Her With Knives & a Baseball Bat, Authorities Say

Waitin on the call

— archer amorosi (@archeramorosi) April 17, 2017

The only reason police were at the scene in the first place: Amorosi’s mom called them for help.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) confirmed in a July 13, 2018 press release that it is investigating “an officer involved shooting incident that happened this morning in Chanhassen. The BCA is conducting the investigation and releasing information about the incident at the request of the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.”

The release says the Carver County deputies were called to a home in the 6400 block of Oriole Ave. “following a 911 call at about 10 a.m. from a woman reporting her son was suicidal and was threatening her with knives and a baseball bat.”

UPDATE: Two teens at the scene of an OIC shooting in Chanhassen confirmed the victim is Archer Amorosi, 17, a Minnetonka HS Student, a Lacrosse and Football player as well. Large police presence continues

— E Linares (@WCCOEL) July 13, 2018

Dispatch audio bears out this account, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported, describing the 911 dispatcher as saying, “Male party has knives and a baseball bat. Mother is stating that he wants the officers to shoot him.”

The newspaper reported that the mother claimed he had “disabled the garage door, locking her inside the garage,” and quoted an officer as saying in the dispatch audio, “I was there yesterday. Dad said that he’s got some mental health issues. Has this idea that he wants to go out like Bonnie and Clyde.”

Officers were warned the teen might show them hostility, and the audio indicated the father knew only of an airsoft pellet gun being available on the property, the newspaper reported.

2. Authorities Say They Used a Taser First Before the Shooting

Waitin on the call

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