LeBron James demands justice for woman reportedly shot, killed in Akron home

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — LeBron James is demanding answers for an Akron family after a woman was reportedly murdered in her home.

In a tweet, James implored the residents of Akron to take action:

The victim, identified by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office as Ericka Weems, is the sister of Brandon Weems, who is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ director of scouting, and was also one of James’ teammates at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

According to an Akron police report, Weems was discovered alone in her home in the 900 block of Hardesty Boulevard. Officers responded to the scene around 3 p.m. Monday, and said the 37-year-old was unresponsive.

Weems was reported dead at the scene, and an autopsy report ruled her death was caused by a gunshot wound to the head.

Detectives are currently investigating the homicide, and anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call 330-375-2490, 330-375-2Tip, or Summit County Crimestoppers.

In a statement today, Caveliers GM Koby Altman had this to say about Weems’ passing:

“The entire Cavaliers organization was terribly saddened to learn about the recent tragic death of Brandon Weems’ sister Ericka. 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.”

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