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Plymouth police obtain potential suspect vehicle in fatal Highway 169 shooting

Search warrants reveal Plymouth police believe they might have the SUV involved in a popular Twin Cities baseball coach's shooting death

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Search warrants stemming from the deadly shooting of a youth baseball coach on Highway 169 reveal Plymouth police seized what they believe is the SUV where the shot originated.

On July 23, they received a tip from a towing company that impounded a silver 2019 Chevy Suburban LT. 

The court papers also reveal that MNDOT cameras captured the vehicle speeding and weaving around cars before ending up in the lane next to Jay Boughton, its blinker on, trying to change lanes. Then, the shooting occured.

A statement released by the Plymouth Police Department Wednesday read:

"Through tips submitted, the Plymouth Police Department has obtained a vehicle that matches a description of the suspect vehicle. Investigators are currently processing the vehicle to gather possible evidence. We continue to follow up on all tips provided by the public."

Fifty-six-year-old Jay Boughton was driving home from his son’s baseball game on the night of July 6 when someone in another vehicle opened fire, fatally wounding him and injuring his 15-year-old son. Boughton was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Shortly after the incident, police released surveillance footage and MnDOT cameras of the suspect vehicle to the public.

There is currently an $11,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in Boughtons killing. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers of Minnesota at 1-800-222-8477, or Plymouth police Captain Michael Reed at 763-509-5178.


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