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Police arrest Minnesota fugitive Ty Hoffman

Authorities in Shakopee, Minn., announced Thursday that they have arrested fugitive Ty Hoffman, accused of fatally shooting his onetime romantic and business partner outside an Arden Hills gas station last month.

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Ty Hoffman

Authorities in Shakopee, Minn., announced Thursday that they have arrested fugitive Ty Hoffman, accused of fatally shooting his onetime romantic and business partner outside an Arden Hills gas station last month.

Authorities had released an updated “Wanted” poster for Hoffman on Wednesday with new details, including that he frequents coffee shops and movie theaters and has a “habit of clearing his throat often and with a loud, distinctive sound.”

Shakopee police announced in a news release Thursday that officers "were dispatched to a report of a suspicious male located in the Southbridge Crossing Shopping Center near Arby’s Restaurant in Shakopee. We can confirm that Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman was taken into custody without incident." More details were to be announced later Thursday.

Hoffman, 44, of Minneapolis, was wanted in connection with the Aug. 11 shooting death of Kelly Phillips, 48, an attorney and Boston Scientific vice president and owner of the Lush nightclub in
Minneapolis, where Hoffman had worked. He is also suspected of robbing a TCF Bank in Blaine and fleeing with red-dyed cash.

The search for Hoffman had centered around Anoka County-Blaine Airport, near where his car was found parked after the shooting. There were three searches of the area, including one on the day of the shooting and another after the alleged robbery.

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