Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is seeking justice for the death of Ericka Weems, the 37-year-old older sister of Cavs director of scouting Brandon Weems.
Weems was found dead in her home in Akron, Ohio due to a gunshot wound to the head.
Akron Police have not announced any arrests relating to the death of Weems, nor have they named any suspects.
James took to Twitter to share his feelings on Weems’ death.
AKRON OHIO!! My brother’s sister was murdered this past weekend in her home! My brother family need answers to why and by whom. My city I need y’all to go to work and find out who did this awful, shameful, disgusting thing to such a caring, loving angel! #Justice4EricaWeems❤️💔
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 4, 2020
James and Weems were former teammates in youth sports programs in Akron.
Weems’ mother, Brenda Lewis-Weems, was James’ godmother.
Brandon Weems posted a heartfelt tribute to his late-sister on Instagram.
Cleveland Cavaliers GM Koby Altman expressed condolences on behalf of his organization in a statement.
“The entire Cavaliers organization was terribly saddened to learn about the recent tragic death of Brandon Weems’ sister Ericka,” Cavs general manager, Koby Altman, said in a statement via ESPN.
“Our hearts are heavy and filled with pain over this senseless act. We express our deepest condolences to Brandon, the entire Weems family, their loved ones, and the Akron community. We will be with Brandon throughout this extremely difficult time and will offer our assistance and resources to help find justice for Ericka.”
Hopefully, the perpetrator responsible for Weems’ death will be brought to justice soon.