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Teenage TikTok star’s father shot a stalker at his Florida home |  KTA

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The family of a teenage TikTok star are speaking out after her father, a retired police officer, shot and killed his alleged stalker after he showed up at their home in Naples, Fla. , with a gun last summer.

Ava Majury and her family opened up about the terrifying ordeal in an interview with NBC that aired Friday.

The 15-year-old rose to popularity by sharing lip-syncing performances on TikTok and has over 1.2 million followers on the social media platform.

Her parents say one of them, 18-year-old Eric Rohan Johnson, became dangerously obsessed with her.

He reportedly sent Ava hundreds of messages on social media. He even paid his classmates for information on the TikToker, according to his family.

Ava’s parents told The New York Times that they allowed their daughter to sell two selfies to Johnson for $300. Then he started asking her for explicit photos, the family said.

“I had the opportunity to text this person and say, ‘Hey, she’s underage and you shouldn’t contact her anymore,’ and we notified the authorities,” her father, Rob Majury, said. , 51, at NBC.

But Johnson was undeterred. Last summer, he arrived at their doorstep with a gun and fired through the front door, the family said.

“Someone had tried to force the door open with, I assume, the shotgun,” Rob Majury recalled.

“All I remember is hearing it, feeling it in my chest, and looking up, and there was a hole in my door from the fragments,” Ava said.

Ava’s mother called 911 and her father went to chase Johnson, but he fell and Johnson fled.

The ex-cop said he grabbed his gun and waited for the police to arrive. He said Johnson returned with a shotgun and refused to drop it.

“At that point, I acted and neutralized the threat,” Rob Majury said.

After the shooting, authorities told local media that a man was shot and killed during a home invasion. They did not identify him as Johnson and no arrests were made at the time.

“The subject was most likely a stalker resulting from her daughter’s extensive social media involvement,” the Collier County Sheriff’s Office would later say in a report, according to the Times.

The sheriff’s office sent NBC News a heavily redacted police report, calling the matter an “ongoing investigation.”

After the shooting, the family moved out and Ava started homeschooling.

“Everything changed,” her mother told NBC.

“More security on our end, more reviews with accounts, more check-ins. I’m just trying to be normal for Ava,” her dad said.

Despite the terrifying ordeal, Ava is still posting on social media.

“It’s become such a part of his personality and his being, that maybe taking it away would hurt him more,” his father explained.

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