Alabama TicTok star Ophelia Nichols is begging for the public’s help in solving the murder of her eighteen year old son Randon Lee. According to police reports Randon Lee was shot and killed in Prichard Alabama. Police believe that Randon Lee met the suspects in order to sell marijuana and the drug deal went bad and Lee was shot. Randon Lee was able to get away from his shooters and drove across the street to another gas station where he would ultimately die from his injuries. Police believe they have an idea of the suspects however no arrests have been made.
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The Prichard Police Department released new information about the death of an 18-year-old boy who was shot and killed Friday at a Prichard gas station.
The boy’s mother is a local TikTok star which prompted a national non-profit to jump in and try to solve the case. The non-profit is called the AWARE Foundation.
Prichard Police held a press conference three days after the shooting on Monday. Prichard Detective Jason Hadaway said the victim, 18-year-old Randon Lee, was planning to sell marijuana to some people that Friday night but that’s when things took a turn.
“We do know that Mr. Lee had made his way down to Wilmer to sell narcotics two these two individuals,” Hadaway said.
Lee was shot at the Exxon Gas Station on Saint Stephens Road off I-65.
“My son was murdered, he was shot. And I have this hatred in my heart that I don’t recognize,” Lee’s mother said. “And I want you to look at my son, look at my son! Look at him. Look at him. This is my son, and you took him from me.”
Hadaway, the detective on the case, broke down what happened Friday during a press conference.
“We noticed on video that the suspect, both, and the victim pulled up at the pumps. The suspects in the black vehicle got inside the victim’s vehicle,” Hadaway said.
Hadaway said that’s when Lee was shot by one of the suspects who had gotten into the backseat of Lee’s car at the Exxon Gas Station before Lee drove across the street to another gas station, coming to a stop by a dumpster.
“The first stop gas station on Saint Stephens Road, we do know that he was actually shot there,” the detective said. “Mr. Lee was still alive at that point. He drove his vehicle to try to escape the individuals across Saint Stephens Road and that’s where he came to rest, at the Energize Gas Station across the street. EMS was called and they tried to perform medical treatment on him, he died on scene.”
Prichard Police said they have a couple of suspects in mind, but at this time they’ve not released any information about them.
The suspects do have a criminal history, according to the PPD. The detective also stated that Lee has sold to the suspects in the past.