News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Reward Increased in Homicide Case
Contact : Agent Dan Ryan, Palo Alto Police Department    408-0406-1330
Anonymous Tip Line, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2190
Otto Emil KOLOTO
Palo Alto, CA. - Police today announced that the reward has been increased to $15,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of Philip Lacy on July 13, 2008, adjacent to the City Hall parking garage. Lacy was accosted, robbed of jewelry and then murdered early that morning after he had visited several downtown bars with friends.

 A 22 year-old, Otto Emil KOLOTO (alias Otto Emil HUHANE), has been identified as the suspected shooter in this incident and he has eluded capture so far. Koloto is believed to be in hiding with friends and may have changed his appearance since the shooting.

Above are two different photographs of Koloto. Anyone with information about this case, or the whereabouts of Koloto, is urged to call our Anonymous Tip Line at  650-329-2190.