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TikTok Influencer Ophelia Nichols’ Son Killed Just One Day Before His 19th Birthday

Ophelia Nichols, a TikTok influencer and social media star who runs the popular TikTok account ‘shoelover99,’ followed by seven million users shared devastating news of the murder of her son, Randon, just one day prior to his 19th birthday.

Randon was fatally shot on Friday night around 7.45 PM local time in Prichard on Saint Stephens Road.

There was only one murder recorded by local police on Friday at a gas station. Investigators have not yet released the name of the victim at the time of writing this article however they confirmed that the deceased was an 18-year-old male.

Nichols shared about Randon’s Murder on Social Media

Nichols shared the tragic news in a Facebook post by writing, “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. 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.”

She further wrote, “I have been up all night with this unrecognizable feeling of hatred in my heart for the person who ended my sons life and I can’t promise that will ever go away. 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.….My son. 💔”

Police Investigation is in Progress

No arrests have been made so far by the police officials. Police are not clear about the motive behind the shooting as investigators are still following leads to crack this case.

Prichard Police and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office informed that the investigation is in progress and police are trying their best to nab the culprits and reason behind the gruesome murder of a young boy.

Nichols made an Emotional Appeal

Ophelia Nichols said in a tearful TikTok video requesting her followers and fellow citizens pleading, “I have 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. He was just 18 years old — that’s the best part of somebody’s life.”

An emotional Nichols added, “I spoke to him yesterday morning around 10 to tell him I had his money for his birthday. He was looking forward to it… just hanging out with his friends and girlfriend. His family was his life. But to have an individual make the choice to take your child from you — he had a choice — they had a choice and they chose to take my son from me.”

Below is Ophelia Nichols’ heart-wrenching video on YouTube:

TikTok Popularity

Nichols initially gained prominence on the video-sharing platform for her comedic videos and creative lip syncs. She then started uploading videos about her passion for shoes and it resonated with the viewers. Her follower count grew exponentially in a short period of time.

She became one of the most popular shoe-related content creators on TikTok. Nichols got the opportunity to work with some of the biggest footwear brands and was also featured in several publications like Glamour and Vogue.

Nichols’ son was an Organ Donor

Nichols said that her son was an organ donor and will continue to live on even after his death by helping others. Randon’s funeral is planned for next week on 2nd July.

Please do contact the Prichard Police Department at 251-452-7800 or the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office at 251-574-8633 if you have any related information that would help the police in the investigation.

We pray that Randon’s soul will rest in peace! Stay tuned for more news!

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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