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Police release video, map of suspect vehicle in road rage killing

The family of Jay Boughton also spoke at the Friday press conference.
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Police investigating the killing of Jay Boughton in an apparent road rage incident have provided more details from the night he died.

On Friday, Plymouth Police Department released traffic camera footage tracking the vehicle suspected of being involved in the death of Boughton, who was shot in the head as he was driving home from a baseball with his son at 10 p.m. Tuesday on Hwy. 19 in Coon Rapids.

It also released a time-stamped map showing the path the light colored SUV is believed to have taken on the night of Boughton's shooting, showing it likely traveled west on I-694 before joining southbound Hwy. 169 shortly before 10 p.m.

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Plymouth Police Chief Erik Fadden said at this point, they're not completely sure where the shooter's and Boughton's vehicle first interacted.

"The suspect vehicle, from the best that we can tell, came up beside them quickly and there was some sort of, when I say traffic altercation, you know, lane changing use, something very minor," he said Friday.

"This wasn't a back and forth, and it escalated quickly, and we don't know why right now," he added. "It was simply a senseless act by someone that we will find."

"We have no reason to believe that they were following each other or driving next to each other for even more than a few seconds, which in my humble opinion, makes this even more senseless."

Speaking at the press conference was Stephen Robinson, Boughton's brother in law, who was joined by other family members.

"Jay Boughton was coming home from coaching his son's baseball game on Tuesday night and he was shot, murdered, executed, for doing something most of us do every day, taking your child to an athletic event," he said.

"This is the world we live in, people. Is this the world we want to pass to our children? Is it? Is it?" an emotional Robinson said, before asking for prayers and privacy for his family.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the identification of the shooter in the 56-year-old's killing.

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