Medical examiner: Teen fatally shot by deputies died from 'multiple gunshot wounds'

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 July 13, 2018.
Matt Sepic | MPR News

Updated: July 15, 10:55 a.m. | Posted: July 14, 6:35 p.m.

The Chanhassen teenager fatally shot by Carver County sheriff's deputies on Friday died from "multiple gunshot wounds," according to a medical examiner's report released Sunday.

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Anoka County confirmed that 16-year-old Archer Amorosi was the person who died in the shooting at a home in the 6400 block of Oriole Lane.

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Amorosi had been previously identified by friends and school officials. In a letter to students, families and staff on Saturday, Minnetonka High School Principal Jeff Erickson said Amorosi was "talented in and out of the classroom," and said the teen excelled in lacrosse and football.

Erickson said support staff will be available at Minnetonka High School on Monday.

Authorities have said Amorosi was suicidal and threatening his mother with knives and a baseball bat. Carver County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in Chanhassen around 10 a.m. Friday after the teen's mother called 911.

Authorities said deputies used a stun gun on the teen and, at one point, two deputies fired their guns, hitting him.

Amorosi died at the scene at 10:35 a.m. Friday, according to the medical examiner's report. One deputy was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting. The deputies, who have not yet been identified, are on standard administrative leave.

"The BCA is in the process of gathering evidence and determining the facts of the incident," the agency said in a news release Friday. "BCA agents are conducting interviews with witnesses and incident participants. Body cameras and dash cam video may have captured portions of the incident."

The BCA did not provide any further updates on the investigation as of late Sunday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.