Police name suspect in fatal shooting

July 16, 2008 3:10:53 PM PDT
Police believe a 22-year-old man with braided hair often worn in a bushy ponytail is responsible for fatally shooting a South San Francisco man near Palo Alto City Hall on Sunday.

At a news conference this afternoon, police announced they are looking for Otto Emil Koloto, with an alias of Otto Emil Huhane, who they believe shot and robbed 27-year-old Philip Lacy early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened around 1:45 a.m. in the 600 block of Bryant Street, outside a parking garage near Palo Alto City Hall, police Agent Dan Ryan said.

Following the shooting, Lacy was placed on life support at Stanford Hospital. He died Tuesday, Ryan said.

Koloto is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair that he often wears braided or in a ponytail.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Koloto. Anyone with information is urged to call the Police Department's tip line at (650) 329-2190.