Randon Nichols was fatally shot Friday night in Prichard. Saturday would have been his 19th birthday. The son of a popular TikTok personality in Mobile has been killed, according to social media posts by his mother.
His mother Ophelia Nichols, who has about 7 million followers to her account where she is known as “shoelover99,” posted a tearful video on the social media app.
She said her son, Randon Lee, was fatally shot Friday night in Prichard. Saturday would have been his 19th birthday, his mother said.
“I have this hatred in my heart that I don’t recognize,” Nichols, who is also known as “Mama Tot,” said in a TikTok post on Saturday. “Because I’ve 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. And I know they’re out there. In my town.”
Who killed Randon Nichols?
The only shooting death in the Mobile area on Friday night was reported at a gas station in Prichard at around 8 p.m. CDT, WALA reported.
Investigators have not released the name of the victim but confirmed it was an 18-year-old male who was killed the night before his birthday, according to the television station.
The Prichard Police Department said the case is still under investigation and cannot provide any further details, according to WKRG.
“Somebody knows who did this to my child and I’m asking for somebody’s help,” Nichols said on the video.
“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 son’s life.
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.”
According to his Facebook profile, Nichols’ son worked at Controlled Environment Systems in Mobile.
“I know the days ahead are completely unknown but the only hope I have, is that this person is found and prosecuted for the murder of my son,” Nichols added in her Facebook post. “My son.”