The car was stolen from the victim of a shooting at about 3 a.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of Liberty Heights Ave., near the Mondawmin shopping center, according to Detective Jeremy Silbert, a city police spokesman.
The officer made a U-turn, but the vehicle sped away, he said. A few minutes later, police received a report of a crash near the intersection of Belle and Ferndale avenues involving the same car.
The car had hit a van and a parked vehicle, the detective said. The driver of the van was thrown from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital in serious condition, where he later died.
Police have taken a man into custody and he is considered a person of interest, Silbert said, but no formal charges have been filed.
Baltimore Sun reporter Steve Kilar contributed to this article.