Cavaliers’ Director of Scouting’s sister murdered in Ohio

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The sister of Cleveland Cavaliers Director of Scouting Brandon Weems was shot and killed. Ericka Weems was found shot to death on Monday in her Akron, Ohio home.

Cleveland.com is reporting that Weems was shot in the head. The authorities were dispatched to the scene around 3 pm local time.

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They were reportedly called there to do a welfare check on Weems. No arrests have been made in this case at this time.

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The investigation into who shot Weems is currently active.

“The entire Cavaliers organization was terribly saddened to learn about the recent tragic death of Brandon Weems’ sister Ericka,” Cavaliers GM Koby Altman said in a statement. “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 one’s, 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 Erika.”

Weems and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James are lifelong friends, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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“Akron Ohio!,” James said in a Twitter post. “My brother’s sister was murdered this past weekend in her home! My brother family need answers to why and by whom. 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”

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