The star player of Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, asked the people of his hometown, Akron, Ohio, to help him find the killer of the sister of one of his best friends, who was robbed at his home over the weekend.
The four-time NBA champion pleaded with locals to help him “find out who did this horrible, shameful, disgusting thing with such a caring and loving angel.”
According to ABC5 Cleveland reports, Ericka Weems She was found dead at her home in Akron on Monday after friends and family were unable to contact her and were concerned for her safety.
After the 37-year-old woman was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head, her death was ruled a homicide, but no suspects have been identified in the case.
Weems’ younger brother Brandon is a close friend of James and someone the 16-time NBA All-Star has described in the past as his “younger brother”.
“I make sure to take care of him,” James said in 2015 of Brandon Weems. “He’s my little brother.” The two grew up together and were teammates in high school in St. Vincent-St. Mary.
They have stuck together in his adult life, and Weems even took on a role with the Cleveland Cavaliers during James’ second season with that franchise.
“My brother’s family needs answers on why and who,” wrote James.
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