Friends mourn KC woman run over 3 times by unknown driver

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Friends and family of a transgender Kansas City woman are now pleading for justice for the victim. Police say someone repeatedly ran her over with a truck and then sped off.

avalanchePolice say early Saturday morning a witness saw Tamara Dominguez, 36, get out of a dark-colored, Chevy Avalanche, similar to the one pictured here.

The witness says the male driver then intentionally ran over Dominguez three times and left her unconscious in the street near Independence and Spruce.

Dominguez, who lived life as a transgendered woman later died at the hospital.

Juan Rendon is now mourning his friend and former roommate.

"I last saw her about two months ago, but I can say every time I saw her, she was always happy, always smiling. We had so much fun together in the Power and Light District especially. Tamara was  a really, really nice person with a big heart, " adds Rendon as he holds a picture of Tamara and wipes tears from his eyes.

For the last three days Rendon has been crying and holding onto Tamara's pictures.

Late Tuesday afternoon a small group of women stopped by the beautiful, multi-colored flowers now assembled near Spruce and Independence as a memorial to Tamara Dominguez and prayed for an arrest in the case.

"The flowers are so pretty. It's just a sad thing that happened to her, " said one of the ladies, who did not know Tamara.

"Every time that I come here to her home and see her beautiful, smiling face, I just expect her to come to the door and say I'm here and just laugh," says Rendon.

"My God I just want to ask him why? When he hit her one time, why didn't he just go away? It doesn't matter if Tamara was transgender, a woman or whatever. She was a human being and she didn't deserve that. Nobody deserves that to happen to them," said a sobbing Rendon.

A friend of Tamara's wants to know why she was killed.

A friend of Tamara's wants to know why she was killed.

 

Flowers placed to remember Tamara.

Flowers placed to remember Tamara.

 

Tamara was killed by the driver of an SUV who ran over her 3 times.

Tamara was killed by the driver of an SUV who ran over her 3 times.