TikTok star Ophelia Nichols tragically lost her 18-year-old son, Randon Lee, to gun violence and more details surrounding his death have been revealed.
On Tuesday, Nichols posted another TikTok video giving an update and shared that through this process they found out a lot of stuff they “just didn’t know.”
“When your children live out on their own and pay their own bills and they have a good job … it just don’t cross your mind that they would be doing anything to get themselves into trouble,” she said.
Romans 12:19 says, “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.”
Nichols wrote a comment to one of her followers which reads, “We do believe we know who it was. Can’t say names yet BUT I believe the lord will make a way for Justice.”
Prichard Detective Jason Hadaway spoke in a press conference on Monday through Fox10News about the crime.
He said that both the suspect and the victim “pulled up at the (gas) pumps” in Prichard, Alabama and the suspect “in the black vehicle” got inside the victim’s vehicle and there was one shot. The suspect got out of the victim’s vehicle with a handgun and got back in his black vehicle and “took off.”
The victim, Lee, then “drove across Saint Stephens Road” to another gas station to rest. EMS was called to the scene and tried to perform “medical treatment to him.” However, they were unsuccessful and Lee succumbed to his injuries, Hadaway explained.
He also said that Lee “was selling narcotics” to two people and that there were narcotics found inside the vehicle “when the crime scene unit processed the scene.”
Hadaway assured that they “have multiple suspects at this time” but will not release names.
On Sunday, in a TikTok video made by Lee’s mother, Nichols — also known as Mama Tot on TikTok — pleaded with her 7.6 million followers to help her find her son’s killer.
The caption reads, “You will be found! You will reap what you sow in this world. You may not be caught now but its coming. I hope you see my sons (sic) face eveyday of your life.”
“This individual took my son’s life.” Nichols said in tears. “He was just 18 years old, that’s part of somebody’s life. And I know they’re out there. They’re out there living and breathing when my son’s dead.”
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