TikTok star Ophelia Nichols shared an emotional video on the platform asking for help.

Nichols, who is also known as “Mama Tot,” announced that her youngest son, Randon Lee, was killed in a shooting the day before his 19th birthday. She asked the public for assistance in finding the culprits.

She shared the video Saturday saying, “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.”

She continued, “He was [taken] from my children and my husband and our family. 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.”

“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,” she said.

Nichols’ son was shot at a gas station in Prichard, Alabama, before driving down the street to a different gas station, where he was found dead.

Hours after the video was posted, Nichols’ updated her followers in the comments saying, “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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The homicide remains under investigation, according to law enforcement.

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