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Family speaks after loved one murdered in Cleveland Co.

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY — The family of  Albert Rider is still trying to make sense of his murder.  

Rider was shot Monday morning near his home in Cleveland County.

He crashed his van near a home looking for help and later died at the hospital.

“He was just loving,” his wife, Jane Rider, said. “He was so loving. He loved me and I loved him.”

Rider and her husband just returned from their honeymoon last week; they were recently married.

According to authorities, Rider’s home was broken into and he was looking for those responsible.

The sheriff’s office arrested Michael Choate, James South and Bradley Keith in connection to the shooting.

Rider’s son described him as a “family man” who loved his grandkids.

“If you met him, you just instantly fell in love with him,” Rich Rider said.

The funeral is set for noon Monday at 12 Corners Baptist Church, located at 15601 E. Etowah Rd.

A memorial fund is set up under Albert Rider at Tinker Federal Credit Unions.

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