ATLANTA -- Six people were indicted Friday in a string of Atlanta crimes, including a high-profile murder case.

Channel 2’s Ryan Young attended an 11:30 a.m. news conference where Atlanta district attorney Paul Howard made the announcement Friday.

For more than a month, law enforcement agencies have investigated a series of headline-grabbing attacks across various Atlanta communities. The most prominent incident was the shooting death of Charles Boyer, a 39-year-old killed defending his girlfriend during a robbery attempt, police said.

“For 40 days and 40 nights, several communities within our city suffered through a wave of violence that will long be remembered, " Howard said.

6 Face 90 Charges In Crime Spree, High-Profile Murder

Howard said officials have pinned down a gang responsible for the mayhem. The sextet, also known as The Jack Boys, faces charges in 90 separate offenses, including armed robberies, kidnappings, killings and car jackings. Authorities told Young that Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents also found new evidence Friday morning linking one of the suspects to a rape case.

The suspects were identified as Raphael Cross, 22, Fernandez Whatley, 20, Octavious Porter, 20, Tamario Wise, 19, Whitney McCoy, 18, and Robert Veal, 17.

Authorities said they think they have all of the suspects involved the crimes. Howard told residents to rest assured that justice is being done.

"The people that live in these communities were alarmed and concerned, and rightfully so," Howard said. “So, we are here today to let those residents know that the persons responsible for this crime wave have been identified, apprehended, arrested and today, indicted by a Fulton County grand jury.”



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