LeBron James is using his immense platform to help find a killer in his hometown.
The Lakers star's "little brother" Brandon Weems lost his older sister Ericka when she was killed in her Akron, Ohio, home this week.
On Twitter, James pleaded with locals to help "find out who did this awful, shameful, disgusting thing to such a caring, loving angel!"
LeBron James called on the people of his hometown — Akron, Ohio — to help find a killer.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar tweeted Wednesday that the sister of one of his best friends was killed in her home over the weekend. The four-time NBA champion pleaded with locals to help "find out who did this awful, shameful, disgusting thing to such a caring, loving angel!"
—LeBron James (@KingJames) November 4, 2020
According to reporting from ABC5 Cleveland, Ericka Weems was found dead in her Akron home on Monday after friends and family could not make contact with her and grew concerned for her safety. After the 37-year-old was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head, her death was ruled a homicide, but no suspects have been identified in the case.
Weems' younger brother Brandon is a close friend of James and someone the 16-time NBA All-Star has described as his "little brother" in the past. The duo grew up together and were high-school teammates at St. Vincent-St. Mary, according to Michigan Live. They've stayed close in their adult lives, with Weems even taking on a role with the Cleveland Cavaliers during James' second stint with the franchise.
"I make sure I look out for him," James said of Brandon Weems in 2015. "He's my little brother."
The King is making good on his word, starting with activating his 48 million Twitter followers to help achieve justice of Ericka Weems.
"My brother family need answers to why and by whom," he wrote.
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