Arrest of Fatal Hit Skip Suspect

September 11th, 2021

For Immediate Release

Original Incident Date: August 25th, 2021

Incident Location: 1040 East State Blvd

Suspect Arrest Date: September 10th, 2021

Suspect Arrested: Samuel Eugene Lovellette


The Fort Wayne Police Department was able to make an arrest of the suspect involved in a fatal hit and run that occurred on August 25th, 2021 at 1040 East State Blvd. A 52yr old male, Samuel Eugene Lovellette, was arrested in the evening hours yesterday as the primary suspect. The police department previously sent out requests for the communities help in this investigation. As a result, we received valuable information from the community. We would like to thank the news media for getting information out the public and for all the responses from the community.  

Paul Meitz
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department