14 arrests made in connection with gang-related murders in Wilmington, Delaware

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Local, state, and federal officials announced more than a dozen arrests connected to six murders in Wilmington, Delaware.

WILMINGTON, Delaware (WPVI) -- Local, state, and federal officials announced more than a dozen arrests for six murders in Wilmington, Delaware.

During a news conference on Monday, officials said the crimes were all gang-related. In all, 14 people are facing a total of 120 charges between them.

That includes four adults and three juveniles who are charged with first-degree murder.

Officials say these indictments are a step toward justice for victims' families.

"Our hearts go with the families, who have suffered the greatest loss and borne the terrible weight of gun violence. Wilmington is a small city, and these families are our neighbors," said Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings.

The group is suspected in several other attempted murders and is facing a long list of weapons charges.

The suspects, and the charges against them, include:

Elijah Coffield

Illegal Gang Participation

Two counts of Murder First Degree (Ollier Henry, Shareef Hamilton)

Four counts of Attempted Murder First Degree

Four counts of Conspiracy First Degree

One count of Reckless Endangering First Degree

One count of Attempted Assault in a Detention Facility

Eight counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Four counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Gregory Wing

Illegal Gang Participation

Two counts of Murder First Degree (Ollier Henry, Taquan Davis)

Four counts of Attempted Murder First Degree

Three counts of Conspiracy First Degree

Attempted Assault in a Detention Facility

Seven counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Julius Smith, Jr.

Illegal Gang Participation

Murder First Degree (Dakevis Reed)

Attempted Murder First Degree

Conspiracy First Degree

Two counts of Conspiracy Second Degree

Receiving Stolen Property

Disregarding a Police Officer's Signal

Three counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Jacari Robinson

Illegal Gang Participation

Murder First Degree (Dakevis Reed)

Attempted Murder First Degree

Conspiracy First Degree

Conspiracy Second Degree

Receiving Stolen Property

Three counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of Felony

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Markevis Clark

Illegal Gang Participation

Murder First Degree (Taron Whaley)

Attempted Murder First Degree

Conspiracy First Degree

Three counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Zymir Hynson

Illegal Gang Participation

Murder First Degree (Taron Whaley)

Attempted Murder First Degree

Conspiracy First Degree

Three counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Davine Boyce

Illegal Gang Participation

Murder First Degree (Stephan Price)

Two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Caleb Lancaster

Illegal Gang Participation

Attempted Murder First Degree

Conspiracy First Degree

Two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Possession of a Firearm During by a Person Prohibited

Deshonne Moore

Illegal Gang Participation

Robbery First Degree

Assault First Degree

Three counts of Conspiracy Second Degree

Receiving Stolen Property

Disregarding a Police Officer's Signal

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Resisting Arrest

Criminal Mischief

Rashawn George

Illegal Gang Participation

Robbery First Degree

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon

Two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Dion Young

Illegal Gang Participation

Conspiracy Second Degree

Attempted Assault in a Detention Facility

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Khalil Rodriguez-Fitzgerald

Illegal Gang Participation

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Amire Pierce

Illegal Gang Participation

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Malik Benson

Illegal Gang Participation

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony