BALTIMORE, Md. -- (WTVR) -- A woman trying to help what she thought was a needy mother and her baby has been fatally stabbed in Baltimore.
The good Samaritan was identified by police as 52-year-old Jacquelyn Smith, who was riding in a car with relatives Saturday when they saw a woman carrying what appeared to be a baby.
The woman was holding a sign that read, “Please Help me feed my Baby.”
Smith, of Aberdeen, Maryland, handed money out the car window to the woman when a man approached the vehicle.
Baltimore Police said in a statement he first thanked the family for the money, but then tried to grab Smith’s wallet.
“A struggle ensued,” police said, and the man stabbed Smith in the torso before running away with the woman who had the sign.
Smith died shortly after arriving at the hospital, police told CNN.
Police are searching for both the suspect, described as a man in his 30s with a goatee, and the woman with the sign who was asking for money. It’s not clear if they have a baby with them.