Counselors available to help friends of teen fatally shot

Published 8:00 pm Monday, July 16, 2018

CHANHASSEN — Minnetonka High School is staffed with counselors to help friends of Archer Amorosi deal with his death.

The 16-year-old student athlete was fatally shot by Carver County sheriff’s deputies Friday after they were called to his family’s home in Chanhassen. His mother said her son was suicidal and was threatening her with knives and a baseball bat.

Principal Jeff Erickson said the school will be staffed Monday for anyone needing assistance.

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According to a press release, the boy’s father had called 911 on Thursday to report his son had become enraged over losing his car privileges. The father told a dispatcher his son had not taken his medication for depression.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office released autopsy results Sunday which showed Amorosi died of multiple gunshot wounds.