Loved ones remember Jay Boughton, victim of July fatal highway shooting

In a celebration of life on Friday, family members took a trip down memory lane remembering Jay Boughton, the man fatally shot on Highway 169 in July.

"He was others-focused. He would ask a question, it wasn’t just, ‘Hi, how are you?’ He would want to know how your spouse is doing, kids and grandkids are doing," Boughton’s brother-in-law, Stephen Robinson, said.

Loved ones describe the Plymouth baseball coach as a family man with a contagious laugh and a big heart. Family members are doing their best to heal.

"For the kids, there’s pockets of quiet time, sadness and tears but they’re circled with a lot of friends. Friends that keep it kind of normal," Robinson said.

The loss is leaving a void in many lives.

"The police department had been on this since Day One. We have complete faith they will find and apprehend the person responsible for this," Robinson said.

On July 6, Boughton and his son were driving back from a baseball game.

Investigators said the father was shot and killed along Highway 169, south of County Road 9 in Plymouth. Plymouth police said they received over 300 tips from the public to help catch the suspect responsible.

"We’re continuing to get tips. We’re continuing to get phone calls and our investigators continue to be very busy," Plymouth Police Chief Erik Fadden said.

Family members said the last month has been dark but they’re focused on the light Boughton brought into the lives of many.

"Let’s be clear, what happened to Jay was evil, but we’re not focused on that as a family. We’re focused on the light Jay was and the love for the family," Robinson said.

Investigators are still looking for a 2015 to 2020 Silver Chevrolet Suburban LT.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers or Plymouth police.