AKRON, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the shooting death of 37-year-old Ericka Weems in Akron last week.
On Nov. 2, officers with the Akron Police Department responded to a home in the 900 block of Hardesty Boulevard where they found Ericka unresponsive with apparent gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Summit County Medical Examiner, Ericka died from a gunshot wound to the head, and the case was ruled a homicide.
Her brother, Brandon Weems, works for the Cavaliers, who are assisting in seeking justice for Ericka.
The team previously released the following statement in regards to the death of Ericka:
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 case has received additional exposure from both the Cavaliers and NBA Star and Akron native LeBron James, who played basketball and is friends with Brandon.
AKRON OHIO!! 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❤️💔— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 4, 2020
The investigation remains under investigation and no arrests have been made at this time, according to police.
In addition to the $10,000 reward being offered by the Cavaliers, a reward of up to $5,000 is also being offered by the Summit County Crime Stoppers Inc.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at 330-434-COPS (2677).