LeBron James Pleads With Akron Citizens To Help Solve Murder Involving Best Friend’s Sister

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LeBron James has reached out to the citizens of Akron, Ohio, and is pleading for their help to solve a murder involving his best friend’s sister.

“AKRON OHIO!!” the 35-year-old professional basketball player tweeted. The comments were noted by TMZ in a piece published Wednesday. “My brother’s sister was murdered this past weekend in her home!” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

“My [brother’s] family need answers to why and by whom,” the NBA star 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! #Justice4EricaWeems.”

It comes after Brandon Weems, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ director of scouting, lost his sister, Ericka, in what authorities have labeled a homicide after she was found in her home with a gun shot wound to the head, per News5 Cleveland. (RELATED: LeBron James Calls Colin Kaepernick A ‘Generational’ Athlete)

The piece noted that an investigation has been launched into her death but no suspects have yet been identified and no arrests have been made.

The Cavaliers have since issued a statement about Weem’s loss.

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

“Our hearts are heavy and filled with pain over this senseless act,” the statement added. “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.”

A reward of up to $5,000 has been offered by Summit County Crimestoppers in the case and police say if you have any information that pertains it to call 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP.