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


Subject :

Murder Suspect Arrested
Contact : Agent Dan Ryan, Palo Alto Police Department    408-406-1330
Palo Alto, CA  -  Police tonight arrested 22 year-old Otto Emil KOLOTO for the murder of Philip LACY. KOLOTO was located in the search of an acquaintance's residence in South San Jose, where he apparently has been hiding for some time.  

KOLOTO allegedly shot LACY, during a robbery which occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. on 7/13/2008, adjacent to the City Hall parking garage. LACY suffered a bullet wound and died several days later at Stanford Hospital.

KOLOTO was named as a suspect after several days of intense investigation by Palo Alto Police detectives, and he has been in hiding since the morning of the shooting. It is believed that he has been moving about the area, staying with friends and associates, since July 13.  Police will continue to investigate at the arrest scene throughout the night.