Police in Fatal Minneapolis-Area Freeway Shooting Call for Help | Minnesota
PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) – Police looking for a suspect in a suburban Minneapolis freeway shootout that killed a man who was driving his teenage son home after a baseball game called the public to the help Friday, researching a potential dashcam video and offering a reward in the Case.
Plymouth Police Chief Erik Fadden said detectives were working on traffic camera footage for the area of Tuesday night’s shooting, but the rain that night meant most of the video was from bad quality.
Jay Harrison Boughton, 56, died of a gunshot wound to the head. Police said a gunman in an SUV shot at Boughton after an apparent traffic altercation on Highway 169 in Plymouth, a northwest suburb.
Fadden said he would not describe the shooting as an apparent road rage incident, saying police were unsure what exactly happened. He said Boughton and his son were “just driving” when someone quickly came up behind them, and a sort of “very minor” traffic altercation “quickly escalated”.
“It was just a foolish act by someone we’ll find,” he said.
Fadden has asked motorists in the area between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. with personal dash cameras to review any footage they have that could help them. Police have also released video clips showing the suspicious vehicle, believed to be a late model Ford Expedition or Chevy Tahoe or Suburban. A reward of up to $ 1,000 was offered for information leading to an arrest or conviction for Boughton’s death.