Jacquelyn Smith: A woman died after she stopped to give money to a woman

Jacquelyn Smith, 52, died after begin stabbed in the chest by a man who reached into her car while trying to steal her wallet
Posted on December 3, 2018,at 6:39 AM
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A woman was trying to give money to a woman who claimed to need cash to feed her baby in Baltimore,a man approached the vehicle and fatally stabbed her in the chest, according to Baltimore police.

The victim, Jacquelyn Smith, 52, died at an area hospital.

Police say 52-year-old Jacquelyn Smith was traveling in the passenger seat of her car with her family just after midnight Saturday, The Washington Post reports.

Jacquelyn Smith: A woman died after she stopped to give money to a woman

She and her husband and stepdaughter had just left a family gathering, according to WBFF-TV. They spotted a woman holding what they thought was a baby. The woman had a cardboard sign that read “Please help me feed my baby.”

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh also weighed in on Smith’s death, saying this is a reminder not to roll down your window for panhandlers, according to WJZ.

“We don’t want people destroying other people’s lives,” Pugh said. “This is unconscionable and as I’ve continued to say, one life lost in this city is one life too many.”

According to dailymail reports,The man is described as being a black male with a goatee in his 30's, standing about 6' tall, while the woman is said to be a black female in her 20's, wearing a brown jacket and about 5’4” tall.

Anyone with information about the stabbing or the suspects are asked to call Baltimore homicide detectives at (410) 396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

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