Who was Randon Lee? Cops claim TikToker Ophelia Nichols' son was peddling drugs when he was killed

Police authorities informed that Lee was killed after he met the suspects at the gas station and offered to sell them drugs

Who was Randon Lee? Cops claim TikToker Ophelia Nichols' son was peddling drugs when he was killed
Ophelia Nichols' son Randon Lee was found dead at a gas station in Alabama (@ophelianichols/Instagram)
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Randon Lee, son of a TikTok celebrity, was murdered just one day before his 19th birthday. Lee, the son of Ophelia Nichols, was shot dead on Friday, June 24, at a gas station in Pichard, Alabama, while he was selling marijuana, according to the authorities.

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Police have named two suspects in the murder, however, no one has been taken into custody till now. Additionally, they stated that Lee met the suspects at the gas station and offered to sell them drugs. According to a video that was retrieved by the police, Lee and the suspects were seen approaching the gas pumps in separate cars, Detective Jason Hadaway said at a press conference on Monday.

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Before restarting their own vehicle and eluding capture, one of the suspects jumped into Lee's car and opened fire. Lee, who was hurt, drove to another gas station, where he passed away. "We do know at this time that Mr Lee did have a relationship as far as selling to different individuals. These two individuals had bought from him in the past," Hadaway stated. Lee was not previously suspected of distributing drugs, according to the police.

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Following the most recent disclosure, Lee's mother shared a video on her TikTok account in which she claimed that the family had learned "a lot of stuff we just didn't know."

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"When your children live out on their own and pay their own bills and they have a good job … it just don't cross your mind that they would be doing anything to get themselves into trouble," claimed Nichols, who writes under the username @shoelover99. "We've been told that the detectives think that marijuana was being [dealt]. My son was meeting there, and either they tried to rob him or they did rob him, but he was shot."

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@shoelover99

You will be found! You will reap what you sow in this world. You may not be caught now but its coming. I hope you see my sons face eveyday of your life

♬ original sound - ophelia 🦋

 

Nichols had initially created a TikTok and pleaded with her fans to come forward and identify her son's killers. Due to the mother's popularity on social media, the police reported receiving several calls about the case. Hadaway said, "Ms Nichols has a TikTok following, which is great, and all those followers could help by calling in. This homicide is not more important than any homicide we've had in the city of Prichard or actually anywhere."

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Nichols wrote, "You will be found! You will reap what you sow in this world. You may not be caught now but its coming. I hope you see my sons face eveyday of your life."

Nichols penned down a very heartwarming message on her Instagram that read, "One thing about him, is he was gonna come dressed in his best. Style was important to him. Once he got that age to know what name brand was, it was all over for everyone else. I was forbidden to pick his clothes out once he hit middle school 💙I loved that about him. Something my own mother did in fact teach me, was when you look good you feel good. Take pride in yourself. All 4 of my children are so different from one another. Different ways to show affection, different dreams and goals. Different ways of handling things. One thing they had in common is that they love people and love life. All you want for them is to be happy."

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Nichols added, "At least I know this past year my son was. He was happy to be out on his own in a nice place with his girlfriend. All he wanted to do was take care of her and that he did. Our family will get through this just like we did when their Dad passed in 2019. We will look for him in anyone and everything. The color blue will be everywhere when we need it to be. His favorite color💙."

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"No one's life should be taken over marijuana or anything else. I have a huge platform and a voice that is heard everywhere. I plan to use that voice in Randons name to help other youth in my city stay on the right track. I will find the perfect nonprofit to stand with, work with and donate to, so that mentorship's can keep going in hopes it lifts others up just the way I do everyday. Randons name will mean something to others. Thank you to everyone for everything. We love you 💙," Nichols concluded.

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