The good Samaritan was identified by the police as 52-year-old Jacquelyn Smith, who traveled in a car with relatives on…
The good Samaritan was identified by the police as 52-year-old Jacquelyn Smith, who traveled in a car with relatives on Saturday when they saw a woman wearing what appeared to be a baby.
Smith, Aberdeen, Maryland, left money in the car window of the woman when a man approached the vehicle.
The Baltimore police said in a statement, he first thanked the family for the money, but then tried to grab the Smith wallet.
“A match followed,” said the police and the man stabbed Smith in torso before going away with the woman who had the sign
Smith died shortly after arriving at the hospital, police told CNN.
Baltimore mayor Catherine E. Pugh expressed grief over the killing and urged residents to be careful.
“Although crime is falling into our city, a life is lost a life for many. This is a terrible tragedy for Smith family and our hearts go out to them,” she said. “We distribute all available resources within our police department to find and describe those responsible for this meaningless action against Mrs. Jacquelyn Smith, who just thought she helped a person in need.”
“Especially in this season when we are inclined to give those we perceive to need a helping hand, we urge everyone to exert extra judgment and caution.”
Baltimore City District 1
2 Councilman Robert Stokes has spent all his life in eastern Baltimore, where the murder occurred.
“It makes you wonder now if you want to roll down your window and help. It makes it difficult and makes it more dangerous for people who really want to help people. It’s a sad day and my condolences go out to the family, he says.
“With the holidays, people will help in some way and it makes it very difficult to help.”
Police are searching for both the suspected, described as a man in the 30’s with a goatee and the woman with the sign asking for money. It’s not clear if they have a baby with them.
“We just have to do something about the pan action on the corner, because if it comes to this point it’s dangerous,” said Stokes. “Someone’s life was removed from them when they tried to help.”