Police submit arrow death to county attorney

Published 9:04am Thursday, October 25, 2012

CHASKA — Chaska police have asked the Carver County prosecutor to review the death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the head with an arrow.

Police said Wednesday that there is no indication of intent to cause Spencer Swanson’s death. But police said their investigation does not support the version told by the teenager who shot the arrow.

Swanson was riding a bicycle near his Chaska home on Oct. 13 when an arrow shot by a friend struck him in the head. He died two days later at Hennepin County Medical Center.