Thursday, January 21, 2021

LeBron James on Mission to Solve Murder of His Close Friend’s Sister

LeBron James

*LeBron James is demanding justice for the sister of his friend Brandon Weems, who was discovered in her bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. 

Ericka Weems, 37, was pronounced dead at her home on Nov. 2 following a welfare check, and her death has been ruled a homicide, PEOPLE reports. 

The Lakers star is now on a mssion to solve her murder and he’s calling on the residents of his hometown of Akron, Ohio, for help. 

“My brother’s sister was murdered this past weekend in her home! My brother family need answers to why and by whom,” James tweeted.

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“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,” he added. 

“She just loved and cared about everybody. She had the biggest heart,” said Brandon in an interview with News 5 Cleveland. “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.”

Summit County Crimestoppers has offered a $5,000 reward for information about Weems’ death. Anyone with information can call 330-434-COPS or text TIPSCO at 274637. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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