Shooting Victim Identified As Boston Scientific Executive

The victim of a shooting in Arden Hills has reportedly been identified as Kelly Phillips, a Boston Scientific vice president and owner of a local nightclub; a cofounder of the club has been named “a suspect in connection" with the case.

The man who was shot and killed outside a Twin Cities gas station on Monday has been identified as a Boston Scientific executive who reportedly also owned a local nightclub. And news reports indicate that the suspect wanted by authorities in the shooting death was a cofounder of the club.

In an emailed statement, Boston Scientific confirmed the death of Kelly Phillips.

“We are devastated by yesterday’s unexpected death of our dear friend and colleague, Kelly Phillips,” the company said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Kelly will be remembered not only for his great skills as a lawyer, but also for his kindness, gentleness, and ability to make those around him feel better about themselves. He will be sorely missed by his many friends here at Boston Scientific.”

Massachusetts-based med-tech giant Boston Scientific employs thousands of Minnesotans at multiple Twin Cities facilities. The Star Tribune, which spoke to the victim's father, reported Tuesday that Phillips was a vice president and general counsel for Boston Scientific, and he also owned Lush, a bar and nightclub in northeast Minneapolis.

According to Fox 9, which has more details on the event, the shooting was reported just after 9 a.m. at the Holiday station near Highway 96 and Round Lake Road in Arden Hills. The news outlet reported that one of Phillips' fellow Lush co-founders has been identified as a suspect in connection with the shooting.

According to the Star Tribune, Phillips and the suspect opened Lush, a gay bar, five years ago, and they had once lived together.