Ophelia Nichols is seeking support after her son was murdered in a shooting just one day before his 19th birthday.
This past weekend, Nichols revealed the heartbreaking news that her youngest son was killed in a shooting and is asking the public for any assistance to help find the culprits.
TikToker Ophelia Nichols’ Son Murdered In Shooting Just One Day Before His 19th Birthday
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Nichols’ family confirmed that 18-year-old Randon Lee was the victim and law enforcement said the homicide remains under investigation, according to local Alabama outlet WKRN.
“The word is already gotten out and I’m just being overloaded with messages,” Nichols said in a video shared on June 25.
“And I need to let everybody know. But I’m doing this video for a reason. Because I need y’all’s help. I never asked y’all for anything, but I need your help with this. There’s almost 7 million people that follow me. Somebody’s got to know something. Today would have been my baby child’s 19th birthday, but he was [taken] from me last night.”
Nichols said her son was shot at a gas station in Prichard, Ala., before driving down the street to a different gas station, where he was later found deceased, according to the outlet.
Nichols continued to sob as she attempted to cope with her loss.
“He was [taken] from my children and my husband and our family,” she said. “My son was murdered. He was shot. And I have this hatred in my heart that I don’t recognize. Because I have never felt hate for anybody. This individual took my son’s life. He was just 18 years old. That’s the best part of somebody’s life.”
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She went on to add of the culprits, “And I know they’re out there in my town. They’re out there. They’re out there living and breathing but my son is dead.”
Nichols concluded, “Somebody knows who did this to my child. And I’m asking for somebody’s help. Anybody’s help. It’s my son.”
Just a few hours after sharing her video, Nichols updated her followers, writing within the comment section, “Just been told We have a lead on 2 individuals. I hope they see this video & know what they have done to my family.”
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