“26-year-old Riley John Groover fatally shoots partner, pregnant transgender man Camdyn Rider, in horrific double murder-suicide”

By | July 27, 2023



A 26-year-old man, Riley John Groover, shot and killed his 21-year-old pregnant transgender partner, Camdyn Rider, before turning the gun on himself in a murder-suicide. The incident was described as a horrific double murder by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. Groover had a history of violent behavior, including firing BB pellets at the age of 17 and being convicted of battery. Despite their happy relationship, there were incidents of heated arguments and physical violence that were never reported to the police. Officials attempted to save the unborn child but were unsuccessful. Aaratrika Bal reported

Riley John Groover Commits Murder-Suicide After Fatally shooting Partner

In a tragic incident, 26-year-old Riley John Groover took the lives of both himself and his partner, Camdyn Rider. The victim, a 21-year-old pregnant transgender man, was shot multiple times by Groover. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd described the incident as a horrific double murder, highlighting the fact that Rider was eight months pregnant at the time.

Readers should be aware that this article contains references to shooting and suicide, and discretion is advised.

The court documents reveal that Groover had a history of violent behavior. At the age of 17, he fired five BB pellets, which led to his conviction for battery. Groover was placed on juvenile conditional release until April 2016.

Riley John Groover’s Troubled Past

According to Groover’s mother, he and Rider were deeply in love and happily married. However, Groover had a history of violence. It was his mother’s gun that he used to shoot Rider. She claimed to have the gun for her own protection. While the couple had a generally happy relationship, there were instances of heated arguments that sometimes turned physical. Unfortunately, none of these incidents were ever reported to the police.


Further investigation by the authorities revealed that Groover had a previous arrest record for violent behavior. In 2014, he fired BB pellets and assaulted a police officer who came to arrest him. He also engaged in destructive behavior, breaking bottles and doors with a hatchet on another occasion.

“The victim, REDACTED, was on the front porch and observed Groover approaching her with a weapon, [which] she believed was the hatchet, in his hand.”

During this incident, Groover caused a 3-inch skin tear on the victim’s upper right arm while she defended herself with a broom.

A Tragic Ending

Unfortunately, in the recent alleged murder-suicide case, attempts to save the unborn child were unsuccessful. The victim, an elderly woman aged 75, had been living with Groover for 19 years. Groover claimed that he never intended to harm her.

It is important to note that this tragic event involved sensitive topics such as shooting and suicide. The details described in this article may be distressing to some readers.

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