Kamiyah Lashae Street is a college basketball player who has been arrested and charged with murder in Georgia.
Police say Street, who has been the starting point guard at Kennesaw State University, was involved in a shooting that occurred on July 16, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The victim, identified as Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne, was shot to death in a parking lot of an apartment complex. Atlanta Police have confirmed to Heavy that three other suspects are also in custody in connection to Hubbard’s murder: Cortez Banks, Johnerton Gilstrap, and Tobias Wells. A fifth suspect, identified as Dontavious Bradley, had not yet been apprehended.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. Kamiyah Street Faces Eight Charges Including Felony Murder & Aggravated Assault
Kamiyah Street was arrested on November 21, 2019, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The inmate record lists eight charges:
- 3 counts of felony murder
- Criminal attempt to commit armed robbery
- 2 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
- Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
The homicide investigation into the death of Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne has been ongoing since his body was discovered on July 16, 2019 around 1:44 a.m. Police said he was found in the parking deck at the Heritage Station apartments in Atlanta.
A friend of the victim told police that as he and Hubbard-Etienne were getting out of a vehicle, they were approached by three men who started shooting at them. Hubbard-Etienne was pronounced dead at the scene. Police confirmed to Heavy that they believe this was a “targeted shooting.”
We asked for more information about what role investigators believe Street may have played in the murder. Investigator James White of the Atlanta Police responded via email, “This investigation remains active and ongoing and no other information is available for release at this time.”
According to court records, Street’s arraignment was scheduled for December 13.
2. Kamiyah Street’s Bio Has Been Removed From the Kennesaw State Website
Kamiyah Street has been removed from the Kennesaw State basketball roster and her bio is no longer visible on the website. After her arrest, Assistant Athletic Director David Beall released a brief statement to the media.
“We were made aware Thursday evening that Kamiyah Street of the KSU women’s basketball team was arrested and is being held, pending charges. The individual has been suspended indefinitely from all women’s basketball team and athletic activities. Neither the university nor the athletic department have any additional information at this time.”
3. Kamiyah Street Was Named Player of the Week Days Before Her Arrest
Kamiyah Street racked up multiple accolades during her first two seasons at Kennesaw State. According to WXIA-TV, Street’s now-deleted bio on the school website listed awards that included ASUN Freshman of the Year, Second Team-All-Conference and Conference All-Freshman Team.
During her sophomore year, Street was designated as Player of the Week twice in the Atlantic Sun Conference, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Yahoo Sports reports that Street was averaging 21 points per game and reached her 1,000-career point during the current season.
Just two days before her arrest, Smith was named Player of the Week for the fourth time in her career by the ASUN Conference.
4. Street Is an Atlanta Native & Does Not Appear to Have Been Arrested Prior to This Case
Kamiya Street was born in March of 1999. She is originally from Atlanta and graduated from Mays High School in 2017. According to her profile on Max Preps, Street was ranked #28 on a list of top basketball recruits in the state of Georgia. She was ranked #812 nationally. She helped to lead her high school team to a state championship in 2017.
Street does not appear to have had previous run-ins with the law before being accused in the murder of Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne. It is the only case that comes up in a search of Fulton County court records.
5. Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne’s Mother Says He Moved to Atlanta For School
Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne was 21 years old when he was shot and killed, according to an obituary.
His mother, Maiyannie Hubbard-Armster, told WSB-TV that her son had moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia State University. She said Nashiem wanted to open his own business one day.