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Teen killed in officer-involved shooting remembered by community

The Minnetonka High School principal identified the victim of Friday's officer-involved shooting as incoming junior Archer Amorosi. Fellow students and faculty members said he was a well-liked, popular student.

MINNETONKA, Minn. - There are many things that tie a school together.

At Minnetonka High School, athletics is one of those things. Incoming Minnetonka freshman Cade Conzemius can confirm, football is a big deal at school.

"It's huge, if you come to one of the games, the hill's packed with people," Conzemius said.

It's a season with lots to look forward to. Conzemius would have played with Archer Amorosi in the program. Conzemius remembers Amorosi as an all-around good athlete.

The principal of Minnetonka High School identified Amorosi as the victim of Friday's officer-involved shooting in Chanhassen. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is currently investigating the shooting. The agency directly involved in the shooting was the Carver County Sheriff's office.

The BCA did release a statement late Friday, saying that parts of the incident may have been captured on body cameras or squad car cameras.

"Archer was a rising junior, he was going to be in our football program," Minnetonka football coach Dave Nelson said. "He was a good athlete. He loved athletics. He was a good lacrosse player."

Nelson explained Amorosi was loved not just on his football team but also on the lacrosse team.

"You kind of go through the stage of it's surreal-- you don't believe it," Nelson said. "Pretty soon you start to live it and I'm sure ext week will be a hard week."

The rock that stands on the Minnetonka High School campus under the American flag was painted blue with the words "Archer" and "12" for his football number. There was also a football sitting on top of the painted rock.

"[he was] upbeat and kind of gets players happy and fired up," Conzemius said. "He's someone that people liked to be around. He's fun and a nice guy."

"Just feel for the family, they're in our prayers," Nelson said. "I think they'll know a lot of people in our community are thinking about them and praying for them."

On Sunday, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office released the results of his autopsy. Officials say he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

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