(CNN)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.
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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.
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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.
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Smith died shortly after arriving at the hospital, police told CNN.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh expressed sorrow over the killing and urged residents to be cautious.
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"While crime is trending down in our City, one life lost is one life too many. This is a terrible tragedy for the Smith family and our hearts go out to them," she said. "We are deploying all available resources within our Police Department to find and bring to justice those responsible for this senseless...
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