A Pointless Shooting Baseball Coach Jay Boughton Killed on the Metro Highway

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Jay Boughton Death - Obituary

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….”

Jeff Hawksin tweeted, ”Last night, my friend, Jay Boughton, was shot and killed while driving home from a baseball game in Coon Rapids. The word “sorry” doesn’t begin to express the depth of my sympathy to the Boughton family and our baseball community.
I have only known Jay for the last three years as our sons played baseball together and we shared coaching duties, but Jay was the type of guy that quickly became a really good friend. His love for the game and his passion to help the players be the best they could be was second to no one.
One of Jay’s core values for our team was to always “Have Fun”. Right now, I can’t imagine a time when being at a baseball game will be fun again. Over time, I suppose, fun moments will return for the players, families and fans of the players Jay coached and in those moments I hope that everyone senses Jay’s presence.
To quote our Head Coach Eric, I “feel broken”. I don’t know how to make sense of a truly senseless act.
Jay, you will be deeply missed and remembered forever!..”
Joan Root tweeted, “”In the latest incident to reinforce my conviction that there are too many guns in this country, my brother-in-law’s nephew, Jay Boughton, was pointlessly shot and killed while driving on a Minnesota highway. My heart breaks for his parents, his brother, his wife and children , as well as all of his family and friends.
Additional information has been learned: Jay and his 15-yr-old son were on their way home from a baseball game…’