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NCAA Basketball Star Kamiyah Street Arrested For Murder
Kamiyah Street, the starting point guard on the Kennesaw State women's basketball team, was arrested Thursday in Atlanta on multiple murder charges, according to Fulton County Jail records. Police confirmed to the Atlanta Journal Constitution that her arrest was in connection to the July 16 "targeted shooting" death of 21-year-old Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne, whose body was found in an Atlanta apartment complex.
Street faces eight counts, including murder, three counts of felony murder, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
The indictment filed Oct. 22 names Street, along with: Cortez Devon Banks, 22; Dontacus Brantley, 20; Johnerton Blake Gilstrap, 21; and Tobias Raynard Wells, 20.
District Attorney Paul Howard said in an emailed statement Monday that police had identified Street by reviewing surveillance video, and when she was questioned she admitted her presence and participation in the death. Police recognized that some form of immunity would be necessary if she was to serve as a witness for the state and forwarded the case to prosecutors.
An independent investigation of the shooting and its circumstances "clearly indicated Street's involvement with the death,'' Howard said.
The 14-count indictment says Hubbard-Etienne was shot to death during an armed robbery attempt and also says at least one shot was fired at a second man. The indictment does not say who fired the shots, but all five defendants are charged with murder and felony murder, both of which carry an automatic sentence of life in prison.
"We were made aware Thursday evening that Kamiyah Street of the KSU women's basketball team was arrested and is being held, pending charges," a Kennesaw State athletic department spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution and other outlets in a statement. "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."
Street, a junior, averaged 21 points and five rebounds through the team's first four games this season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Street, who is one of five people indicted on the murder charges, remained in Fulton County Jail on Monday without bond. Online court records did not list an attorney who could comment on her behalf. Her arraignment was set for Dec. 13.