The point guard of Kennesaw State University’s women’s basketball team is among five people accused of murder in the death of a 21-year-old man.
Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne was “the victim of a targeted shooting”July 16 in the parking deck of a southwest Atlanta apartment complex, according to Atlanta police. Fulton County prosecutors indicted the four men and basketball player Kamiyah Street on Oct. 22.
Street, 20, was not arrested until Thursday, jail records show. Video surveillance footage allegedly placed Street at the Heritage Station apartments on McDaniel Street the night of Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne’s death, according to prosecutors.
Three of her co-defendants, 22-year-old Cortez Banks, 21-year-old Johnerton Gilstrap and 20-year-old Tobias Wells, have been in jail for months. A fourth, Dontacus Brantley, 20, is still at large.
The group is accused of murder, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery and aggravated assault in the 14-count indictment. Some face other related charges and weapons charges.
Gilstrap, as a felon, was not supposed to have a weapon. He was previously convicted in a 2018 car break-in case out of Douglas County and in 2015 of a felony involving the possession of a gun in Cobb County.
Police have not released any further information about the July death.
Maiyannie Hubbard-Armster, the victim’s mother, told Channel 2 Action News her son was likely not the intended target. Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne moved to Atlanta to be with his father and pursue a degree at Georgia State University, she said. He had dreams of becoming an entrepreneur.
“My son was not who they were after, but like most situations, the innocent one always catches the bullet,"Hubbard-Armster told the news station on Saturday.
She questioned why it took authorities so long to arrest Street, who had played the first four games of the season with KSU.
“What are they going to do about this girl?” she said. “Why is she still able to breathe and enjoy life as if she did nothing?”
Street was suspended from all KSU athletic activities after the university learned about the charges against her Thursday, KSU’s assistant athletic director for communications David Beall told AJC.com
“The individual has been suspended indefinitely from all women’s basketball team and athletic activities,” he said. “Neither the university nor the athletic department have any additional information at this time.”
Street, a junior who graduated from Mays High School in Atlanta, averaged 21 points and 5 rebounds through the start of the season.
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