Date: May 1, 2022

Location: South Clinton St./East Jefferson Blvd.

Time: 7:35 pm

Suspect Arrested: Samuel L. Clemons, 37 years of age, from Ft. Wayne, IN

-Reckless Homicide, Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death
-2 counts of Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon
-Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle


The City of Fort Wayne Police Department is actively investigating a fatal crash that occurred at S. Clinton St. and E. Jefferson Blvd. this past Sunday around 7:35pm that resulted in the death of an adult female. The suspect involved in that crash was believed to be the potential barricaded subject at 500 Madison St. that necessitated an EST/CRT/ASU call-out later that night. The suspect was not located at that residence. Early this morning, the suspect turned himself into Police. The Fatal Accident Crash Team, Homicide Unit, EST/CRT/ASU, and the Prosecuting Attorney's Office worked tirelessly throughout the late evening hours to help bring the suspect to custody.

Jeremy Webb
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department