Plymouth police are seeking information after a motorist was shot and killed late Tuesday night in a suspected road rage incident.
The incident took place on Highway 169 near Rockford Road about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Plymouth police said in a statement just hours after the incident that the two vehicles were travelling southbound on Highway 169 when a suspect in one vehicle shot at another vehicle, hitting the driver. The suspect fled the scene.
Police are attempting to locate the suspect vehicle, which is believed to be a light-colored SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban or similar vehicle. The suspect vehicle reportedly has damage to the driver’s side rear bumper.
UPDATE: 3 additional suspect vehicle photos from last night’s fatal shooting are available.
Police are seeking a light colored SUV – Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe or Suburban, or similar vehicle w/ reported damage to driver’s side rear bumper. More info: https://t.co/tHDLpKmCWM pic.twitter.com/q9hqMuiTVY
— Plymouth Police, MN (@PlymouthMNPD) July 7, 2021
The victim, who family members have now identified as 56-year-old Jay Boughton, was transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where he later died.
Boughton was a coach with the Armstrong Cooper Youth Baseball Association, the Sun-Sailor reported.
Plymouth Police Chief Erik Fadden stated in a press conference that authorities believe there was some kind of traffic altercation between the two vehicles that led up to the shooting.
Boughton’s vehicle left the road and went through a fence after the shots were fired and crashed into several vehicles in a nearby apartment parking lot on the 3900 block of Lancaster Lane North.
Friends mourned the loss of Boughton online following the news and spoke of him as a selfless, caring person who would do anything for friends and family.
Tim, beautiful tribute. Jay graduated 1 yr before me at Henry (N Mpls). Everyone loved Jay. Made & kept friends for life. cared about people. If a year passed & you didn’t see him, you picked up where you left off. signature smile. positive outlook. I can’t make sense of this.
— Linda Lonn (@LindaWLonn) July 7, 2021
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Captain Michael Reed at 763-509-5178.
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