Brian Reed, the 29-year-old brother of Ravens safety Ed Reed, is missing after jumping into the Mississippi River to avoid police in St. Charles, Louisiana.
Deputies say they saw Brian Reed jump into the river, go under water and disappear.
“The suspect jumped into the river, went about 15 feet according to the deputy,” Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange, a spokesman for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, told WWL TV. “At some particular point they said he did witness hands and head come up and go under the water and never resurface again.”
Reed had been involved in a chase and may have been driving a stolen car, police said, and the car matched the description of a vehicle that almost ran another driver off the road.
But Karen Reed, the mother of Brian and Ed, said her son was driving a family member’s car.
“He was a good person,” said Karen Reed. “He kind of had a little run in with drugs and stuff. He had kind of got off it. Other than that he was alright. . . . I’m hoping he’s not in the water. If he is it’s going to be up.”
Ed Reed and the Ravens are scheduled to play against the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday.