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The son of an Alabama TikTok star was shot and killed Friday night in a shooting at a Prichard gas station, just a day before his 19th birthday.
Ophelia Nichols, who posts on TikTok as @shoelover99 and is known to her seven million followers as Mama Tot, posted a tearful video announcing her son Randon Lee’s death and pleading for information, WKRG reported.
@shoelover99You 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 face eveyday of your life♬ original sound – ophelia 🦋
“Today would have been my baby child’s 19th birthday, but he was took from me last night. Took from my children and my husband and our family,” she said in the heartfelt video. “My son was murdered. He was shot.”
Prichard police confirmed the shooting and said it was still under investigation. They provided no further information, but Nichols said in her video that police have at least two potential leads.
She told WKRG that Lee was shot at a gas station but drove to another gas station, where he was found dead in his car.
“I ain’t never asked y’all for anything,” Nichols said. “But I need your help with this. There’s almost seven million people that follow me, somebody’s gotta know something.”
Lee was the youngest of Nichols’ four children.