Police have laid multiple charges in connection to two previously unsolved city homicides.

Six people, including three youths, have been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the September homicides of Jesse James and Emmanuel Amoah.

“This was an unprecedented investigation,” said Chief Mike Boyd.

The investigation utilized up to 60 officers from multiple units including the Homicide Section and Edmonton Drug and Gang Unit.

Police were able to link the cases together through interviewing witnesses and this is the first time they have charged two people with the same homicide at one time.

“This is one of the most complex cases I have ever worked on,”said Staff Sgt. Lorne Pubantz, who confirmed components of the investigation were drug and gang related.

Abdulle Mahamed, 19, Jason Kadeem Williams, 19, and Christopher Macoon-Evans, 21, along with two 18-year-old males and a 16-year-old male all face charges in relation.

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