Kita Bee

Preferred NameKita BeeCityKansas City
Other Names UsedStateMO
Age46Gender IdentityTranswoman
RaceBlackDate of Death05/03/2024

Crime Category: Accident | Weapon Used: Vehicular Homicide

On May 3rd, 2024, Kita Bee was struck by a car and killed. The police have determined the incident was an accident hit-and-run.

Report: “Police said a silver Chevy Silverado struck the pedestrian and fled the scene. A separate vehicle followed the Chevy, and the Silverado later returned to the scene. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced deceased. Police said there is evidence that a second vehicle possibly struck the pedestrian.”

Location: 3200 block of Independence Avenue, Kansas City, MO at around 9:30 P.M.

Personal Information:

Kita Bee was homeless at the time of her death. Kris Wade of The Justice Project said, “Her passing was very, extremely, extremely traumatizing for her street family,” Wade said. “And her real family, too, who she was very well loved by a sister and her mom.”

“24/7, 365 days a year, didn’t matter where she was, what the circumstances were, what she was doing, she was going to be her authentic self,” Wade said. “She was very resilient. She was a real survivor.”

“She had been shot, she’d been attacked numerous times,” Wade said. “Had numerous illnesses, been in and out of the hospital over the years, and she always managed to come out on top.”

Rita Bee publicly provided. Graphically enhanced for artistic purposes by author.

News Timeline: 05/03/2024 | 05/05/2024 | 05/07/2024 |

41 KSHB Kansas City. (2024, May 5). Remembering Kita Bee: Transgender woman killed in alleged hit-and-run incident. Youtube.

Daniel, R. (2024, May 5). Remembering Kita Bee: Transgender woman killed in alleged hit-and-run incident. 41 KSHB Kansas City.

Kaut, S. (2024, May 3). Pedestrian dead after being struck Friday night in Kansas City, Missouri – Kita Bee. 41 KSHB Kansas City.

Kerr, S. (2024, March 7). Black Trans Woman Victim of Fatal Hit and Run – Kita Bee. PGH Lesbian Correspondents.

Monteil, A. (2024, May 7). “Kansas City Black Trans Icon” and “Very Sweet Soul” Kita Bee Killed in a Hit-and-Run. Them.

Images are publicly available through public sources, personal posts, family members and information websites as well as stills from cited videos and news websites. Images are digitally enhanced for artistic purposes. All information is accurate to the best of the author’s knowledge at time of publishing. Updates will be made as needed.