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Sheriff: Fugitive may be using apps to hide out

August 22, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities looking for a Minnesota man suspected of fatally shooting his former lover say he may be relying on social media to find shelter while on the run.

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office released a "wanted" poster Thursday that says 44-year-old Lyle "Ty" Hoffman could be evading capture by using Craigslist and dating apps such as Grindr and Scruff.

Hoffman is accused of killing 48-year-old Kelly Phillips, a Boston Scientific executive. Investigators say the men drove to an Arden Hills gas station on Aug. 11, and Phillips was shot in the head and back as he tried to run from the shooter.

Prosecutors have charged Hoffman with second-degree murder.

Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who aids in his arrest and eventual conviction.

 
 

 

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