Jay Boughton Death – Obituary : A youth baseball coach died following a fatal shooting which led to a crash in the west metro on Tuesday night.
According to Plymouth Police, Jay Boughton and his son were driving south on Highway 169 when there was an dispute between him and another driver, after which the other driver fired at Boughton in the Car. When Boughton was shot, he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into cars in a nearby apartment complex parking lot.
Armstrong Cooper Youth Baseball Association Board identifies Boughton as one of the members and confirmed that Boughton was on his way home from coaching a 15U-AAA team game when he was killed.
“The senselessness of this act is beyond understanding,” said the board.
The shooting happened at about 10 p.m. on the highway’s southbound lanes, just south of the Rockford Road intersection. Boughton’s son gave him CPR following his shooting until paramedics arrived and took him to an hospital where he later died.
Jay Boughton is survived by his wife, 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter. Boughton’s family are seeking justice. Plymouth police are asking for the public’s help in locating the car as the incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information on the vehicle or the shooting is asked to call police at 763-509-5178.
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Reactions On Jay Boughton’s Death:
Plymouth New Hope Little League posted on Facebook, ”PNHLL wants to share our condolences about the tragic loss of coach, Jay Boughton. Our community is at a loss for words in losing a great coach from the baseball community we are part of….”