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Carver Co. deputies kill 16-year-old in Chanhassen; BCA investigating

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People mourn along Hwy. 7 near the scene of an officer-involved shooting.
People mourn along Hwy. 7 near the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Chanhassen on Friday.
Matt Sepic | MPR News

Updated: Sept. 9, 2019 | Posted: July 13, 2018

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the killing of a 16-year-old boy in Chanhassen Friday by Carver County deputies.

The agency said the deputies were called to a home in the 6400 block of Oriole Avenue following a 911 call at about 10 a.m. from a woman reporting her son was suffering a mental health crisis and was being violent and destructive. 

A policeman directs traffic along Hwy. 7 near the scene of a shooting.
A policeman directs traffic along Hwy. 7 near the scene.
Matt Sepic | MPR News

Deputies arrived and tried to subdue the teen with a stun gun. Without providing details, the BCA said "at one point" the deputies fired their weapons, killing him.

One deputy was taken to a Chaska medical center for non-life-threatening injuries. He was treated and released. Both deputies are on standard administrative leave.

Body cameras and dash cam video may have captured portions of the incident, the BCA said, adding that its agents are conducting interviews with witnesses and incident participants.

The teen's name not yet been released.

  Heather Samdahl says she lives on the street where the shooting occurred. She said she was pulling out of her driveway Friday morning when she saw police pulling out guns and heading down the street.

She told MPR News she called a friend who was still in her house. "She was on the phone with me when she said she just heard gunshots and that she's a wreck and then all of a sudden there were more gun shots and she hung up the phone."

Correction (July 13, 2018): An earlier version of this story put the shooting in Excelsior. 

Correction (Sept. 9, 2019) : An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the 911 call made in the Archer Amorosi case. The story has been updated.