INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Police say an arrest has been made in this weekend's fatal hit-and run.
Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department made the announcement Tuesday afternoon that 35-year-old Michael Anderson had been arrested.
"We have a strong sense of mercy for who may have done this," said the victim's brother, Byron Hubbard.
According to a release from IMPD, a caller stated a green truck with front-end damage was parked in the 6200 block of Sandyside Drive and might be the vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run accident.
Detectives arrived and confirmed it was the suspected vehicle. The owner, Anderson, was taken in for questioning and later arrested.
He has been preliminarily charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death, a Class C felony.
Indianapolis police said Earmon "Bud" Hubbard III, 52, was headed southbound around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night when he was hit from behind in the 2600 block of N. Emerson Ave.
Investigators believed the vehicle involved continued from the scene to travel westbound on I-70.
Medics transported the Hubbard to Wishard Memorial Hospital where was later pronounced dead.
"With us being raised as Christians, that is the only thing that is helping us to get through,"said Hubbard.
24-hour News 8 reached out to Anderson through the Marion County Jail Tuesday, but there is still no word if he will agree to an interview.
An IMPD spokesman adds the anonymous tip was critical to making arrest.
"It's what led us to the person unless he turned himself in," said Lt. Chris Bailey.
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