Reward Increases for Arrest of Ty Hoffman in Arden Hills Shooting

Updated: 08/26/2014 6:13 AM
Created: 08/25/2014 6:36 PM
By: Jennie Olson

The reward leading to the arrest of a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of another man in Arden Hills has increased.

The reward for the arrest of Ty Hoffman is now $25,000.

Hoffman is accused of killing 48-year-old Kelly Phillips, a Boston Scientific executive. They drove to an Arden Hills gas station Aug. 11, and Phillips was shot in the head and back as he tried to run from the gunman.
Hoffman hasn't been seen since. Prosecutors have charged him with second-degree murder and issued a national warrant for his arrest.

Ramsey County authorities say Hoffman is likely relying on social media to find shelter while on the run from authorities. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said on a "wanted" poster that Hoffman could be evading capture by using Craigslist and gay dating applications such as Grindr and Scruff.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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