Ophelia Nichols, also known as “Mama Tot,” a TikTok influencer from Alabama, was the mother of Randon Lee.
@shoelover99 is the TikTok handle for Nichols. The incident took place in Prichard, Alabama. For more information, Heavy has contacted the Prichard Police Department.
The death was a homicide, per WKRG-TV. More than $280,000 has been gathered for Nichols through a GoFundMe campaign.
What you need to know is as follows:
1. According to Reports, Lee Was Shot at a Gas Station
Police in Prichard claims that when Lee was shot, he was allegedly selling drugs to two individuals. Police announced at a press conference that his automobile contained drugs.
They claimed that after the suspect entered Lee’s car at a petrol station, one shot was fired. The assailant returned to a black car and drove off.
Lee across the street to a different petrol station, where he passed away. The suspects ran away. Police claim to have suspects in mind but declined to provide more information about them. There are allegedly several suspects. The accused had previously bought drugs from Lee, according to the police, who said that he was selling them in other places.
According to them, he was selling marijuana, and this was his first known visit to Prichard to do so.
According to WKRG-TV, Lee was killed “on Saint Stephens Road.”
The incident that claimed Lee’s life took place at about 7:45 p.m. on June 24, 2022, according to the television station. There were no other details provided.
Both the culprit and the reason were unclear. “Her son was shot at a gas station before driving down the street to a separate gas station, where he was eventually found dead,” Nichols reportedly told WKRN-TV.
Lee was shot at an Exxon gas station, according to a leaflet about the shooting, and then he drove across the street.
2. In a Video, Nichols Pleaded For Details
In a video, Nichols begged for details.
Nichols sobbed, “I ain’t never asked y’all for anything.”
But I need your assistance in this. Since I have almost 7 million followers, someone must be knowledgeable.
The language on the video states, “I won’t stop until my son’s murderer is caught and brought to justice.” He was only 18 years old, she said, and that is the best time in anyone’s life.
According to her Facebook page, Nichols is married and resides in Mobile, Alabama.
3. According to Nichols, “My Son Was Taken From Us.”
Nichols posted on Facebook that her son had passed away. She penned:
We are getting an astounding number of calls, texts, and comments about my infant Random. I truly don’t have an option but to do this. I imagine myself to be a regular person who just cares about other people, but I often forget that because to social media, I have expanded my family to approximately 7 million individuals, for whom I am eternally thankful. Thank you for continuing to pray for my family, including my husband, me, my kids, and my grandchildren.
My son, who is only 18 years old, was snatched from us last night by someone else. He would have turned 19 today, but someone else decided to take my son’s life. They are moving about my town, breathing, while my son is not there. They are free, and I and my family are grieving a loss that no mother should ever experience.
I can’t promise that the feeling of uncontrollable fury I have for the person who took my son’s life has ever left me awake at night. I understand that the days ahead are entirely unpredictable, but the only hope I have is that this individual is identified and held accountable for my son’s murder. ….My son. 💔
4. Nichols Expressed Gratitude To The “Complete Strangers” Who Joined Forces For Her
On her Facebook page, Nichols thanked her supporters, writing:
The amount of people, complete strangers who have came together for me and my family is unreal. Never in my life did I ever realize how loved, cherished and adored Me and my family were to so many. I shared my life, my family, my children, my everything with the world everyday. I shared my struggles, my hardships, my life story, my daily moments. I shared them to give others strength and hope in knowing that no matter what life drops on you, you keep going🥺.
You will get through your toughest moments. We don’t know why things like this happen and for the most part, we sometimes never know but I do know this, my son had my heart. My son would help anyone. He loved people and he loved his family. I know people are afraid that my love and joy will never return because of this pain but the truth is, it doesn’t leave me. I can’t change the good in me. I can’t turn myself into someone I am not. My heart is pure and although it is broken right now, with time and love, I will be mended back together.
I know that I will smile and I will feel normal again. I won’t be complete ever again but I will be able to find my joy in my life through my children, friends, family. We have so many people in our lives taken care of us. I want you all to know this, ALL of you are playing a huge part of our heeling. I can’t thank you enough for the unbelievable amount of love and support for us. Randon was really proud of me with what I have done with social media. He thought it was coolest thing and to see he now has #justiceforRandon all over the world is precious to me. I will do everything I can to keep my sons spirit and love alive. He will always be with me, always be beautiful and he will always be my baby child.
I can’t thank you enough. Every single one of you. The calls, messages, videos, tributes, donations, food, all of it. We thank you. 🥺❤️
5.Nichols’ Youngest Child Was Lee
The New York Post states that Lee was Nichols’ youngest child. She is a mother of three.
“I told him I had his money for his birthday yesterday morning at ten. He was anticipating it… just spending time with his partner and buddies. His family was his everything, according to Nichols, as quoted by Fox10tv.
“You see other people go through things like this, but it never occurs to you that one day, you might be going through something similar. But for someone to decide to take your child away from you – he had a choice, they had a choice, and they decided to take my son away — that is a decision.