4:01 pm PT – The Cavs have issued a statement about the tragedy … saying that the team will do what it can to help bring justice.
“The entire Cavaliers organization was deeply saddened to learn about the recent tragic death of Ericka, sister Brandon Weems,” GM Koby Altman said Wednesday.
“Our hearts are heavy and painful at this pointless act. We extend our deepest condolences to Brandon, the entire Weems family, their loved ones and the Akron community.”
“We will be with Brandon during this extremely difficult time and will provide our support and resources to help find justice for Ericka.
LeBron James is begging the citizens of Akron, Ohio to help the police in a murder case involving his good friend’s sister … say Wednesday, “My city, I need it all you go to work. “
Bron’s lifelong best friend, Brandon Weems – who was the Cleveland Cavaliers reconnaissance director – lost his sister earlier this week in the murder case by officials.
Based on News 5 in Cleveland, 37 years old Ericka Weems was found by family members in Akron on Monday with gunshot wounds in the head.
Police say they have opened an investigation … but so far, they have not yet arrested and said they have yet to identify any suspects.
LeBron is begging for help to change that … plead with everyone in his hometown of Akron to keep going if they have any knowledge of the case.
“AKRON OHIO !!” LeBron wrote Wednesday on Twitter. “My brother’s sister was murdered last weekend at her own home! My brother’s family needs answers about why and by whom.”
“My city, I need you all to go to work and find out who did this bad, shameful, disgusting thing with such a caring, loving angel! # Justice4EricaWeems.”
LeBron and Brandon’s friendship lasted decades … with MLive reported that the two met at Pee Wee football when they were kids.
The two became teammates on St. Their Vincent-St. Mary HS basketball team … and Bron has become close to Brandon, calling him his “brother” multiple times in interviews over the years.
Akron detectives are calling people to call 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP if they have any information regarding the incident.
Meanwhile, rewards of up to $ 5,000 have also been provided for information by Summit County Crimestoppers.
First published – 1:50 PM PT