Funeral for Jay Boughton, coach shot driving home from Plymouth game, set for Friday

A local youth baseball coach fatally shot while driving home from a game will be laid to rest Friday.

Jay Boughton’s funeral is Friday afternoon in Plymouth.

Before Friday’s service, Boughton’s family and police will come together and give an update on the investigation.

The baseball coach was killed exactly a month ago, along Highway 169, south of County Road 9 in Plymouth. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

There’s now a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit information online. Anyone with information about the incident is also encouraged to contact Capt. Michael Reed at 763-509-5178.

On July 6, police say the youth baseball coach and his son were coming back from a game when Boughton was shot, after which the vehicle they were in crashed.

Investigators said there had been some sort of a traffic-related altercation between Boughton and the shooter earlier on the road.

Since then, police have shared images of a 2015-2020 silver Chevrolet Suburban LT that they believe the suspect was in at the time of the shooting.

His family continues to seek answers.

Friday afternoon, those close to Boughton will pay their respects at Messiah United Methodist Church.

For the past month, family and friends have shared their memories of the dedicated father, asking for prayers.

"This is touching the lives of thousands, if not tens of thousands of people," Boughton’s nephew, Aaron Robinson, said. "Jay’s life and his celebration of life is touching so many people and it’s bringing people to prayer and it is bringing people closer to God."

Friday’s funeral service will be at 2 p.m.