Reward increased in search for murder suspect

HOFFMAN WANTED

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The reward has gone up in the search for a man accused of a deadly shooting.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office says $25,000 is now being offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman.  He is wanted for allegedly killing Kelly Phillips, a native of Mason City.

Phillips, the Vice President and General Counsel for Boston Scientific, was shot to death in a gas station parking lot in Arden Hills, Minnesota on August 11.  Hoffman, Phillips’ former business partner, has been identified as the shooter and authorities say Hoffman should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office says Hoffman has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada and Mexico and is known to gravitate toward gay communities in the places he visits.

To share any information on Hoffman or report a tip anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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