Cavaliers Release Statement On Murder Of LeBron’s Family Friend

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Earlier today, LeBron James took to social media in an emtional plea to help find the killer of his best friend’s sister.

Hours later, the Cleveland Cavaliers have released a statement on the murder of Ericka Weems.

Ericka Weems is the sister of Brandon Weems, the Cavs’ director of scouting.

“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,” the statement said.

News 5 in Cleveland reported that Ericka Weems, who was found dead with a gunshot wound to her head.

“A devastated Akron family is demanding justice after a woman was murdered inside her home on Hardesty Boulevard on the west side of town.

Concerned family members found the body of Ericka Weems, 37, in a bedroom around 3 p.m. Monday.

According to the Summit County Medical Examiner, Weems died from a gunshot wound to the head, and the case was ruled a homicide.”