‘He wanted to go out like Bonnie and Clyde’: Cops shoot dead 16-year-old armed and suicidal football star after his mother called 911 on him for locking her in a garage
A terrified mother in Carver County, Minnessota called 911 at 10am on Friday morning to report that her son suicidal and was threatening her with knives and a baseball bat
16-year-old Archer Amorosi had trapped his mother in the garage and disabled the door’s lock
Responding officers arrived at the home in Chanhassen to find Archer holding a knife and ‘some kind of handgun’
He reportedly, ignored orders to drop the weapons and took turns aiming the gun at officers and the garage door
When the use of a Taser gun and pepper spray failed to subdue Archer, two officers opened fire hitting the teen
Archer Amorosi, a standout high school lacrosse and football player, was declared dead at the scene
One cop said the teen wanted police to kill him, saying he had ‘this idea that he wants to go out like Bonnie and Clyde‘
Archer Amorosi, a lacrosse and football player, was declared dead at the scene on Friday after he went berserk and attacked members of his family, forcing police to act
Police in Minnesota have shot dead a 16-year-old high school football star after he threatened his mother and locked her in the garage.
Archer Amorosi’s terrified mother called 911 at 10am on Friday morning to report that her son was suicidal and had been threatening her with knives and a baseball bat.
She told the dispatcher that her son had trapped her inside the garage, disabling the lock so she couldn’t get out.
The mom also warned that her son wanted officers to shoot him.
When cops arrived at the home in the 6400 block of Oriole Avenue, in Chanhassen, Carver County, they found the teen holding a knife and what officers referred to as ‘some kind of handgun.’
They told the Star Tribune he ignored orders to drop the weapons and took turns aiming the gun at officers and the garage door.
Mental health crisis services were called to the scene and police say they tried to deescalate the situation with non-lethal force, using a Taser gun and pepper spray, which still failed to subdue the teenager.
When cops arrived at the home in the 6400 block of Oriole Avenue, in Chanhassen, Carver County, they found the teen holding a knife and what officers referred to as ‘some kind of handgun’
Suddenly two of the officers opened fire, hitting and killing the teen.
‘Shots fired, shots fired, Ambulance code 3, suspect is down’ an officer told dispatch.
Amorosi, a lacrosse and football player who was set to begin his junior year at Minnetonka High School, was declared dead at the scene.
Police say body cameras and dash camera video ‘may have recorded portions of the incident,’ and they will be reviewing footage.
The entire neighborhood was closed off and surrounded by police after the incident.
It is believed that Amorosi was suicidal and wanted the police to kill him.
‘I was there yesterday, Dad said that he’s got some mental health issues,’ an officer responded on police audio before the teen was shot.
‘Has this idea that he wants to go out like Bonnie and Clyde.’
By Friday afternoon, more than a dozen friends of the high schooler had come to pay their respects at his parents’ home.
Reed Greenwood, 16, said Amorosi was loud and energetic, and was in with a popular crowd at school.
Others described the teen as ‘fun’ and ‘nice’.