Ty Hoffman Pleads Guilty to Fatal Shooting

A man charged with gunning down his ex-boyfriend and business partner at an Arden Hills gas station last summer has pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder. 

Lyle “Ty” Hoffman entered his plea Friday in Ramsey County District Court.

He admitted to shooting 48-year-old Kelly Phillips on Aug. 11.        

Prosecutors will seek a sentence of 25-and-a-half years in prison when Hoffman is sentenced on March 17.

Hoffman allegedly shot Phillips as the Boston Scientific attorney begged for his life.

Hoffman eluded police for a month, and was arrested after he was seen at a fast-food drive-thru in Shakopee.

He’s also accused of robbing a bank while on the run.