Tipster to Collect $40K Reward in Hoffman Case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The citizen whose tip helped police capture a man suspected of shooting his former boyfriend and business partner to death at an Arden Hills gas station will collect a $40,000 reward.
Lyle "Ty" Hoffman was arrested peacefully in Shakopee after the citizen phoned police to report someone lingering around several retail outlets. Hoffman had been sought for a month following the killing of Kelly Phillips, an attorney and Boston Scientific vice president.
Reports say that the tipster wants to remain anonymous.
Gary Schiff, a friend of Phillips' and president of the anti-crime group that helped collect reward donations, says generosity to the fund helped publicize the case and lead to the tip.