A Long Island City woman was fatally shot in the parking lot of a St. Albans McDonalds last week in an attack that may have stemmed from a dispute involving her son, police said.
The woman, Rosa Green, 49, was shot once in the chest and once in her left shoulder at about 6 p.m. Feb. 27, said Community Affairs Officer Jeanetta Williams of the 113th Precinct. Green was brought to Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, where she was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m., Williams said.
Police have identified a male suspect, but no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, a police spokesman said.
Our detectives have that case, Williams confirmed.
Green, a mother of four and a grandmother of eight, was sitting in the parking lot of the McDonalds at the corner of Sutphin and Linden boulevards, according to the police report. She was in the drivers seat of her son Kevins black 1998 Lexus when a man approached the car and pulled out a gun, the report said. The man fired several times, striking Green twice.
Kevin was sitting in the back seat of the Lexus, reports said.
A manager at McDonalds said the restaurant had no comment on the incident.
Police believe the shooting may have been connected to a dispute between Greens son, Kevin, and other men from the neighborhood, a spokesman said.
The shooting may have been a retaliation against Kevin Green, after he bumped into the girlfriend of a man the family believes may be involved, Greens daughter Vanissa told the New York Post.
Rosa Green, who lived in the Ravenwood Homes in Long Island City and worked as a home-health care aide, received a phone call about Kevins car, which he was trying to sell, Vanissa said. Kevin, Rosa Green went with her husband and Kevin to meet the prospective buyer when they stopped at the McDonalds, the daughter said.
Greens family believes the call was placed by the shooter, who followed the family into the restaurant parking lot, the newspaper said.
The family was unavailable for comment.
Reach reporter Courtney Dentch at 229-0300 Ext. 138 or by e-mail at Timesledger@aol.com.
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