New search for murder suspect in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new search is underway for a Minnesota man wanted in connection to a fatal shooting and a bank robbery.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office says authorities are currently looking for Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman in Prior Lake, Minnesota.  Hoffman was reported in the area and various law enforcement agencies are participating in the search.

Hoffman is wanted for the murder of Mason City, Iowa native Kelly Phillips at a gas station in Arden Hills, MN on August 11.  Hoffman is also a suspect in a bank robbery in Blaine, MN on August 31.

Authorities say Hoffman is considered armed and dangerous.

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