The infant child suffered only minor injuries. Avery said she had seen Jadore at the hospital in a tiny neck brace, and said she was undergoing precautionary tests.

Police said Maj. Melvin Russell, commander of the Eastern District who is also a pastor, visited the family at the hospital on behalf of Police CommissionerFrederick H. Bealefeld III.

At the scene Tuesday afternoon, pieces of broken glass and plastic were scattered throughout a sidewalk and vacant lot.

Jeffries, who according to court records lives in nearby Rosemont, grew up in the same neighborhood as Rollins, family confirmed.

“Where we come from, everybody grew up with each other,” Avery said. “We do know the driver, and some people are too old to be doing the things they do.” Still, she said she believed the police pursuit was the impetus for the crash.

She said relatives would come together to raise young Jadore. “Only thing she’ll know [about her mother] is what we’re able to show her,” she said.


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A 22-year-old woman was killed Monday night and her infant child sustained minor injuries after a suspect being pursued by city police plowed into her vehicle in West Baltimore, according to police and a source briefed on the case. 

A patrol officer from the Southwest District was pursuing the suspect, driving a Cadillac Seville, on Poplar Grove Street at about 11:30 p.m. when the suspect drove through a red light at North Avenue and crashed into a vehicle being driven by Jordasha Rollins. 

The impact caused her vehicle to enter the westbound lanes, where it was struck by another vehicle, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. She died as a result of her injuries.

The man driving the Cadillac bailed out and attempted to flee, but was apprehended, Guglielmi said. He identified the suspect as Charles Jeffries, but did not have additional details. 

The department has a "no-chase" policy except in "exigent circumstances." According to Guglielmi, the driver of the Seville was seen driving at a high rate of speed around the 1700 block of Hilton Parkway, and an officer attempted to pull him over. He refused to stop, and Guglielmi said the officer "lost sight of the vehicle."

He said the officer caught up to the Seville after the crash. 

Guglielmi confirmed that a child under the age of one was in Rollins' vehicle and was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. 

Check back from more details as this story develops.