LeBron James Demands Justice After His Close Friend’s Sister Is Murdered

LeBron James is rallying his fans to help him get justice for Ericka Weems after her murder. He pleaded with Ohioans to figure out who did an "awful, shameful, disgusting thing" to his family friend.

By Lindsay Weinberg Nov 05, 2020 1:12 AMTags
Watch: LeBron James' Long History With Activism

LeBron James is on a mission to solve a murder that hits close to home. 

The Lakers star pleaded with residents of his hometown of Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, to demand justice for Ericka Weems after her tragic death.

E! News has confirmed that on Monday, Nov. 2, the sister of LeBron's friend Brandon Weems was discovered in her bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. The 37-year-old was pronounced dead at her home following a welfare check, and her death was ruled a homicide.

Seeking answers for Erika's murder LeBron tweeted, "My brother's sister was murdered this past weekend in her home! My brother family need answers to why and by whom."

The athlete, who previously played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, added, "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!"

LeBron James' History of Activism

Brandon remembered his sister as empathetic in an interview with News 5 Cleveland. He said, "She just loved and cared about everybody. She had the biggest heart," continuing, "I'm going to miss her dearly."


Sister Shermaine Weems-Reed also told the outlet, "They just stripped our whole world in the blink of an eye."

Ericka used to own a daycare center in Columbus, Ohio, and just opened another daycare business out of her home in Akron, according to News 5. Summit County Crimestoppers has offered a $5,000 reward for information.

As we wait to hear more, take a look back at LeBron's history of community activism.

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