LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are reeling from the shooting loss of life of Ericka Weems, the 37-year-old older sister of Cavs director of scouting Brandon Weems.
James took to Twitter on Wednesday to make a plea for any data linked to the shooting. Weems was found Monday afternoon within the bed room of her home in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. She was the sufferer of a gunshot wound to the pinnacle.
Akron Police haven’t introduced any arrests or recognized any suspects, in response to the Akron Beacon Journal. A message left by ESPN with the Akron Police Department was not instantly returned.
“My brother’s sister was murdered this past weekend in her home! My brother family need answers to why and by whom,” James wrote partly on Twitter. “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!”
Weems, who beforehand owned a daycare center in Columbus, Ohio, ran a daycare service out of her residence in West Akron.
“She had a passion and love for children,” Brandon Weems advised News 5 ABC Cleveland. “She could get kids to say and do things that even their parents couldn’t do.”
James and Brandon Weems grew up a grade aside and performed youth sports activities collectively by means of high college, the place they teamed on the nationally ranked program at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s.
Weems’ mom, Brenda Lewis-Weems, was James’ godmother. She died in 2006 shortly earlier than James’ NBA playoff debut. He devoted his 32-point, 11-rebound, 11-assist maiden postseason efficiency to her reminiscence.
While James went on to NBA stardom, the 33-year-old Weems was an All-American at NAIA Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. After school teaching stints on the University of Kentucky, Drexel University and Oakland University, he was employed by the Cavs as a university scout in 2015. He was promoted to director of scouting in 2017 and stays with the group even after James left Cleveland to affix the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.
“The entire Cavaliers organization was terribly saddened to learn about the recent tragic death of Brandon Weems’ sister Ericka,” Cavs normal manager, Koby Altman, stated in an announcement. “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.”