An 18-year-old boy was shot and killed by an ex-cop, who is the father of a 14-year-old girl who has over one million followers as a TikTok star. The 18-year-old was stalking his daughter and fired a shot through the family’s front door after he traveled hundreds of miles to her home.
Ava Majury, 14, is the TikTok star whose videos show her dancing, singing and pulling pranks, initially responded to Eric Rohan Justin, 18, of Ellicott City, Md., as she did with other fans, but noticed in early 2020 that he was becoming obsessed with her, messaging her in Snapchat and on Instagram, and even joining online games she played with her brothers. He was also buying her personal information, including her cellphone number, from her friends in New Jersey and Florida, so he could call or text her, as reported.
The Times noted that “Ava’s parents allowed her to sell Mr. Justin a couple of selfies that she had already posted to Snapchat,” continuing: “After that, Mr. Justin messaged Ava on Venmo with a breakdown of what he would pay for “booty pics” and photos of her feet, “stuff that a 14-year-old shouldn’t be sending,” she said. She blocked him on all her accounts. In Venmo messages viewed by The Times, Mr. Justin pleaded with her to unblock him, sending $159.18, then $100, and finally $368.50 with the message, “sorry this is all I have left I’m broke.” Mr. Majury said he texted Mr. Justin’s cellphone, told him that Ava was a minor, and demanded that he stop contacting her.”
Justin came to the Majury’s home in Naples, Florida on July 10, 2020, while he was armed with a shotgun. He used the shotgun to blow open the front door before the shotgun jammed. This was clearly enough for Ava’s father, Rob Majury, a retired police lieutenant, to give chase but he fell, gashing his knee, and Justin got away. But Justin returned later, which turned out to be a fatal mistake for him, as when he pointed the gun at Majury, Rob Majury shot and killed him.
The father DID NOT face charges as per Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.
Justin’s two cellphones contained thousands of photographs of Ava Majury as well as hundreds of hours of her videos, the Police confirmed.
While Ava is still on social media, her parents support the idea, as her mother is claiming that she did not want Ava to be forced off by “sick individuals,” saying, “Why should we allow them to stop her? Maybe she’s meant to bring awareness to all this.”