TikTok star Ophelia Nichols' son Randon Lee shot dead in Alabama day before 19th birthday as gunman remains on loose | The Sun
A GRIEVING TikTok influencer has demanded answers after her son was shot and killed just one day before his nineteenth birthday.
The star's son, Randon Lee, was shot at an Exxon gas station on Friday around 7:45am in Prichard, Alabama, according to WALA.
Ophelia Nichols, the victim's mother, told WKRG that her son was shot at a gas station before driving down the street to a different gas station, where he was later found dead.
Ophelia has seven million followers on TikTok and is urging her fans to help find his killer, who remains on the loose.
In a video, she said, “I have never asked y’all for anything, but I need your help with this."
"He was just 18 years old. That’s the best part of somebody’s life, and I know they’re out there in my town. They’re out there.”
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Ophelia spoke with NBC12 about how difficult it is to do nothing and try to have faith in the police department.
"You have to sit back and hope and pray that they do what needs to be done so that the person or people who did this to my baby child gets behind bars. You have no choice but to sit here and wait,” she said.
Lee would have turned 19 on Saturday, leaving Nicholas to grieve what could have been.
“I spoke to him yesterday morning around 10 to tell him I had his money for his birthday. He was looking forward to it. Just hanging out with his friends and girlfriend. His family was his life,” Nichols told NBC12.
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Ophelia is deeply heartbroken and angered by her son's death and now wants justice.
“I have this hatred in my heart that I don’t recognize. Because I’ve never felt hate for anybody,” she said.
It is unclear what led to the shooting, but Nichols says investigators have told her that they are following leads.
Nichols said her son was an organ donor and will live on even in death helping others, according to NBC12.
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The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made and the motive behind the murder is unknown at this time.
The Sun reached out to the Prichard City Police Department for further updates but has not received a comment by the time of publication.
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