The 15-year-old TikTok star and her family have revealed how her former cop father shot and killed a stalker after he showed up at the family’s home last July and blew up the front door with his gun in an attempt to kill the girl. .
Ava Majuri joined TikTok in 2020 when she was 13 years old. She now has over a million followers spread across the three accounts she manages.
In most of her videos, she sings, dances, or plays pranks on her friends and family.
Last July, an 18-year-old stalker named Eric Rohan Justin tracked her down in Naples, Florida after buying her personal information from her friends.
He appeared at the family’s house with a gun and shot at the door. He missed and his weapon jammed.
“All I remember is that I heard it, I felt it in my chest, and I looked up and there was a shrapnel hole in my door,” Ava told The New York Times in an article published Thursday. .
Ava Majuri, 14, joined TikTok in 2020 when she was 13. She now has over a million followers spread across the three accounts she manages.
Ava is shown with her retired cop father Rob in one of her popular TikTok videos. Stalker Eric Justin showed up at the family’s home in Naples, Florida last July with a gun at 4:30 am.
Ava and her brothers, aged 17 and 11, hid in their parents’ bedroom while her retired police officer father Robert grabbed his gun and headed to the front of the house.
When Eric returned from hiding for a moment, Robert shot him.
He was never charged because the murder was ruled legal under Florida’s “Stand Your Way” laws.
At the time, the police never released the details of this, but now the family is talking about it.
They told how they moved from New Jersey, where Robert worked as a cop in Jersey City, to Florida for a quieter life after retirement.
It was there that Ava started her TikTok career and attracted Justin.
He commented on her pages under the handle EricJustin111, bombarded her with messages and contacted her old friends in New Jersey.
They sold him pictures of her that weren’t online and also gave him her phone number.
Ava is shown as a child with her siblings and parents, Kimberly and Rob. They hid in their parents’ bedroom until Rob killed her stalker last July.
Ava found out that her old friends sold her phone number to the stalker, along with her photos, which were not on the Internet.
Ava’s parents then allowed her to sell selfies to him directly. She said they were innocent, showing only her smile, which her TikTok account also shows.
When he began to ask her for more revealing content, Robert contacted him and reminded him that Ava was underage.
He asked him to stop contacting her, and he got angry. He began to write to Ava’s friends, threatening her.
On July 10, 2021, Justin showed up at the family’s home at 4:30 a.m. and fired through the front door.
Ava’s father Rob retired from the police force in New Jersey before the family moved to Florida.
Ava, her mother, and her two brothers ran to the back of the house, while Robert ran for his weapons.
Eric then retreated with a jammed gun, giving Robert time to get to the front of the house.
When he got there, Eric reappeared and he shot him before the police arrived.
His father told the Times that he chose to stay in America rather than move to India with him after his parents’ divorce, and that he had no idea what was stalking Ava.
“He was a good kid. I have no words. I don’t know what went wrong with him. He made a bad choice,” he said.
The police found two mobile phones belonging to him that contained hundreds of pictures of Ava and several of her TikTok videos.
It is unclear how he found her address. She says there is a boy at her school who followed her in December and texted Eric Justin.
Ava is now homeschooled.
The police at the time described it as a home invasion. They did not name either side.
The teenager, shown in a recent Instagram image, says he can get more than $1,500 from companies for his videos.
Ava’s family says they don’t want her to stop TikToking now because every day is like “Christmas” depending on how many views her videos get.
However, the police report says: “It was most likely a stalker that emerged as a result of her daughter’s active involvement in social media.”
Now the family has moved but still lives in Florida, and Ava continues to sell videos on TikTok to brands and post videos of her dancing.
On the day of filming, Ava posted on TikTok where she lip-synced to a remix of the song Unforgettable from French Montana.
‘Good night. You are loved,” she captioned the picture.
Her father said that it would be too difficult to take her off the platform now, and that she should not have given up.
“It’s like Christmas every day, because then you see how it builds. I think we just had to let her decide and support her. I think it will help her recover. Sounds trite, but I don’t know what else you would do it for.
“Why should we let them stop her?” Maybe it’s meant to draw attention to all this,” her mother said.