TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/21-Jul-2023/Camdyn Rider
Camdyn was shot by his partner in a murder-suicide while Camdyn was 8 months pregnant.
His killer had been previously arrested for aggravated assault and domestic violence.
Camdyn Rider, a 21-year-old transgender man was eight months pregnant when his partner fatally shot him outside their central Florida home on Friday, July 21, 2023. They lived in the Inwood area of Winter Haven, Florida.
Riley John Groover, 26, of Winter Haven, Florida, allegedly shot and killed himself after shooting his pregnant fiancé “multiple” times in front of witnesses outside of their home last week, according to a statement from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office obtained by Newsweek on Sunday. The victim’s unborn baby was “unable to be saved” despite efforts by first responders and medical staff at a nearby hospital, the sheriff’s office said.
Camdyn was from Orlando and was looking forward to the birth of his first child.
His family were reportedly not supportive of his transition and have misgendered and deadnamed him in social media posts.