Grief counselors at Minnetonka High School on Monday following student's death at hands of officers

Medical examiner report shows teenager died from multiple gunshot wounds Friday morning

Edgar Linares
July 13, 2018 - 3:49 pm

Edgar Linares, WCCO Radio


The Midwest Medical Examiner's office has come out with the first report on the death of 16-year-old Archer Amarossi.

Released on Sunday, the report says the Minnetonka High School student died of multiple gunshot wounds at 10:35 a.m. Friday at a home on the 6000 block of Oriole Lane in Chanhassen. 

The report comes as grief counselors are scheduled to come to Minnetonka High School Monday to talk with students dealing with their schoolmate's death.

The shooting happened after two Carver County sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic call.  

In a letter to parents and students, Minnetonka principal Jeff Ericson said Amarossi had a strong group of friends and highly valued those relationships" adding that he was "talented in and out of the classroom."

The lacrosse team at Minnetonka posted Amarossi's jersey on Twitter

The school website also has crisis hotline information and other resources.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident, and released a statement, saying:

  • At about 10 a.m on, Carver County deputies were called to a home in the 6400 block of Oriole Ave. following a 911 call from a woman reporting her son was suicidal and was threatening her with knives and a baseball bat.  
  • Deputies arrived and encountered a 16-year-old male and deployed a Taser.
  • At one point during the encounter, two Carver County deputies fired their weapons, striking the individual. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • One deputy was transported to 212 Medical Center in Chaska for non-life-threatening injuries. He was treated and released.
  • Both officers are on standard administrative leave.
  • The BCA investigation is on-going. 

At the scene, there was confusion over what had happened and why.

A Twitter account with Amorosi’s name shows a young football player with long, blond hair.

Fellow students had already started tweeting their condolences at the account.

"Rip dude ): u deserved better,” read one tweet. 

Editor's note: The full BCA statement can be found here. If you knew Archer Amorosi and can help us better tell his story, please email