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Plymouth police find SUV matching suspect vehicle in fatal Highway 169 shooting

Investigators are processing the vehicle in hopes of gathering evidence.

Plymouth police have found a vehicle that matches the description of the SUV believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of youth baseball coach Jay Boughton on Highway 169 on July 6. 

In a statement to news media on Wednesday, the Plymouth Police Department said: 

"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."

This development in the case comes just over a month after 56-year-old Boughton was fatally shot while driving home from a baseball game with his son. The shooting happened around 10 p.m. on July 6 on Highway 169 south of Rockford Road.

Jay Boughton.

Jay Boughton.

Police said another motorist traveling in the same direction opened fire while alongside Boughton's vehicle. Boughton suffered a gunshot wound to the head, lost control of the vehicle and crashed in a parking lot. He later died at a hospital.

Authorities say a "traffic altercation" may have preceded the shooting — something "very minor" like a lane change, Plymouth Police Chief Erik Fadden said in the days after the shooting.

"This wasn't a back and forth, and it escalated quickly, and we don't know why right now," he said.

Police have released multiple photos and even a map in an effort to find the shooter. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. It's unclear if police have identified a suspect or person of interest. 

The Armstrong Cooper Youth Baseball Association community set up a GoFundMe page to support the Boughtons. The page has brought in more than $84,000 so far.

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