A 70-year-old Queens matriarch was shot to death in her home, a crime said to be connected to her jailed adopted son.
Leta Webb was took a bullet in the head and another in the left arm when she answered her door in South Jamaica at 1:35 a.m., cops said. She was rushed to Jamaica Hospital and died a few hours later.
“This was a gang hit. This is a gang retaliation thing,” said Eva Usher, 50, one of Webb’s five children.
Police sources said they are looking into whether the criminal backgrounds of at least two family members played a role in Webb’s killing.
Webb’s adopted son, Arnold Webb, 27, is serving 25 years to life behind bars for manslaughter, records show.
Leta Webb’s son-in-law Kevin McDowell, 53, said Arnold Webb was a member of the Bloods and may have been battling with the Crips in prison.
“He’s been having problems in jail with the Crips,” McDowell said.
Usher, Webb’s biological daughter, believes the shooter was out to kill whoever answered the door at the 119th Ave. home.
“They wanted to kill somebody, just anybody in the family,” she said.
Family and friends gather outside the 119th Ave. home where 70-year-old Leta Webb was killed in Queens.
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