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'No Mother Should Ever Have To Feel': Famous TikTok Mom Heartbroken Over Son's Murder

Source: Ophelia Nichols/Facebook; MEGA

Jun. 27 2022, Published 12:43 p.m. ET

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The teenage son of a TikTok star was gunned down the day before his birthday and police are now trying to find the killer.

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Randon Lee was shot and killed around 7:45 p.m. on June 24 in Prichard, Alabama. The incident remains under investigation, according to WKRG. Though, police have not released suspect information or a possible motive.

There have been no arrests in the case.

Lee’s mom is Ophelia Nichols, who is known as “Mama Tot” on the social media platform TikTok. She uses the screen name of #shoelover99 and has more than 7 million followers.

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“My son was taken from us last night by the hands of another individual at just 18 years old. He would be 19 today but Someone else made the decision to end my sons life,” Nichols posted on social media. “They are walking around in my town, living and breathing while my son is not. While me and my family are grieving a loss that no mother should ever have to feel, they are free.”

There have been sleepless nights because of the hatred towards the killer, Nichols said.

Lee would have helped anyone and loved his family, his mom said. She also wanted to thank the people who reached out during the difficult time.

“My heart is pure and although it is broken right now, with time and love, I will be mended back together,” Nichols said. “I know that I will smile and I will feel normal again.”

The family also created a GoFundMe page after the murder. It has since closed after raising more than $280,000.


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