Lush co-founder Ty Hoffman is suspect in murder of former "life partner" Kelly Phillips

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Ty Hoffman
:::: UPDATE :::: Kelly Phillips murder: Tight-lipped police won't rule out anyone as search for Hoffman continues

Ramsey County authorities announced this morning that 44-year-old Ty Hoffman is the suspect sought in connection with the brutal murder of Kelly Phillips at a Holiday Gas Station in Arden Hills yesterday, WCCO reports.

Five years ago, Hoffman and Phillips founded Lush Food Bar together. A Lavender article about the GLBT club's opening described the pair as "life partners."

But their romantic relationship, at least, appears to have broken down since then. A source tells us Phillips, 48, was engaged to be married to another man at the time of his murder. The Pioneer Press reports that man was booked into jail on suspicion of homicide yesterday, but released early this morning pending further investigation.

We called Ramsey County authorities seeking more information, but our voicemail hasn't been returned as this is published.

In addition to co-owning Lush, Phillips worked as an attorney with Boston Scientific.

Anyone with information about Hoffman's whereabouts is asked to call 651-266-7320 or 911.

Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.





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grover99
grover99

I met Ty via an acquaintence 23 years ago.

He came to a party at my place in Saint Paul.

We kicked him out. He was coked up, insulting folks. He and his pal Tony G are some of the most evil pricks I ever came across.

Tony had HIV, and lied about it, he infected numerous folks. I nearly died of aids 7 years ago. It took me 20 years before I had the chance ti find Tony (he flew the coop to nyc, hawaii, Europe). Ran into him 3 years ago at thr Eagle. With Ty. I confronted Tony asking why he did this to so many people? "Drugs" he said, he was mad that he had it. He wanted everyone else to too.

Ty was with him, mocking me. Tony got knocked out with one punch. Ty, ran away like the cowardly sociopath he is.

I never liked Ty. His inner core was rotten at 21.

.Tony, I hope you catch ebola

DawnH
DawnH

Did you have to put quotes around the words, life partner?  How demeaning and backasswards. 

Deana Schinkoeth
Deana Schinkoeth

Stephanie Addo, domestic violence can happen in gay or straight couples! Thanks for the snide comment..... the only thing it did was make you sound like an uneducated homophobe!!

erndace
erndace

It reminds me of the "lovers quarrel" between Jeffrey Dahmer and Konerak Sinthasomphone.

erndace
erndace

He was the same guy at the 400 Soundbar over the weekend.

sjmickle
sjmickle

My thoughts go out to the family and friends that are involved. Wishing them peace, love, and happy memories to comfort them. RIP Kelly

Stephanie Addo
Stephanie Addo

I thought the gay people love each other better than the straight people!

Nicole Porter
Nicole Porter

You don't use quotes for anything shorter than two words. You could say, "As reported by Lavender Magazine, the pair were life partners as recently as 2005." The other way makes the writer look like a "homophobic asshole."

Scott Dentz
Scott Dentz

No doubt Andrew Jansen, idiots not needed.

Andrew Jansen
Andrew Jansen

Can someone please delete Jonathan Wilson's comment?!

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

So, the article is about this dude who is wanted for murder and the comments are all about proper punctuation or is using quotation marks around the term Life Partner offensive. What a pathetic bunch.

Rachael Joseph
Rachael Joseph

The quotation marks are there because the author is quoting someone. *eye roll*

Katie Swanson
Katie Swanson

I think (hope) it was in quotes because they wear quoting a Lavender article.

misterrosewater
misterrosewater

If you're looking to cite [actual content], maybe brackets are less grammatically douchey.

Emily Buss
Emily Buss

City Pages is quoting a Lavender article in which the author described Hoffman and Phillips as life partners. It's not meant to be snide.

Cody Tyler Murphy
Cody Tyler Murphy

OMG TAKE LIFE PARTNER OUT OF QUOTES IMMEDIATELY! How offensive and idiotic.

Michele Harwell
Michele Harwell

Justin Harwell I thought of u when I read this cuz isn't this the place u r going for ur bday?

Tally Larson
Tally Larson

You don't have to kill someone to know that someone close to him did that to him. It was extemely brutal and personal. After reading the article I immediately thought his partner or a spiteful family member.

Chad Howard
Chad Howard

From hearing the account of the shooting, this had trade mark domestic situation all over it. The final shot to the head, taking the time to get out of the car then running him over afterward, showed the deep personal connection to the victim the shooter was.

therealdeal
therealdeal

@grover99 If you were infected, you didnt practice safe sex.  Tony never flew the coop, never lived in NYC, Europe, or HI.  Sounds like your story is BS.  Ty was not rotten to the core at 21 - I knew him very well.  He lost his mind the past years, but was a nice guy back then.  Sounds like your full of crap.

Thehophead
Thehophead

It seems like you and others that sadly was infected with the virus could press charges on him. He knowing gave other AIDS and with held it. Many cases of this happens and many convictions...

DawnH
DawnH

Really? Not funny

OlWillyClinton
OlWillyClinton

People like you make me sad. I'm sure you were offended when people made pejorative statements about African American people after the Trayvon Martin killing. Don't do it to the LGBT community. It's disgusting and offensive. 

A person lost his life. At the end of the day, that's all that matters. Every loss of life is a tragedy.

sjmickle
sjmickle

Gay or Straight...? Grammar and Punctuation... ? There is never any exception to the rule when profiling humans? All Christians are Christ like? Race card, Sex card, Cast card,...at the end of the day we are human? Living, breathing, creatures that have the ability to muster up compassion when another creature has died. The man that lost his life was a man. He had a life. A soul. Life is valuable. Don't lose sight of humanity by adhering to a cause, a cause that at the end of the day, is an ideology that doesn't care about you. (Humanity on the other hand will always care about you.)

NoMoreGasthof
NoMoreGasthof

Bar Louie seems exactly the place you should hang out

atrupar
atrupar moderator

@callie.przywojski It's in quotes because that's the term Lavender used. Not meant to be pejorative.

pvg777
pvg777

@atrupar @callie.przywojski That's exactly how it comes off, if you were reporting on the OJ Simpson story in the mid nineties would the headline read - "Nicole Brown Simpson found slashed to death, "Husband" sought by authorities" ??

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@henk.tobias0 gay pride > homicide 


apparently 

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@digitalprotocol @henk.tobias0 I am trying to do nothing here, but maybe speak in punctuated sentences. Maybe you appreciate my observation, but it looks like you may have misunderstood it. I meant it as a general critique of the comments being posted, NOT as a slam against gay people.

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