Slain Top Model contestant spoke against violence

Police gather evidence at scene of triple-homicide

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte man being held in connection with the deaths of four people may make his first court appearance on Friday.

Investigators say 19-year-old Emmanuel Rangel killed a man in Matthews Sunday, and police say Rangel also killed three people on Norris Avenue in Charlotte.

As more information was gathered during the local homicide probe, it became obvious the case would spark national interest. Word came that 19-year-old Mirjana Puhar was one of the shooting victims. She is being remembered for being a finalist on America's Next Top Model.

Those who knew the victims at the home on Norris Avenue were there Thursday afternoon sorting through the belongings of the three shooting victims who were killed inside this home.

It was a tough day for those who knew the dead, as police continue their investigation.

A recent post she recorded on Instagram explained how Puhar detested violence.

"I have a dream that one day we will one day spread more love than we do hate," Puhar said.

Sources with knowledge of the investigation say that it was a drug deal turned violent that took the lives of Puhar, Jonathan Cosme Alvarado, and Jusmar Isaiah Gonzaga-Garcia.

In addition toRangel, two people from Charlotte are being held in Texas in connection with a shooting that left one person dead at the Microtel Hotel in Matthews.

Edward Sanchez faces murder charges for the shooting in Matthews last Sunday.Sanchez was arrested Tuesday in Harris County, Texas, along with Emily Isaacs. She's charged as an accessory in the Matthews murder.

WBTV has learned that a CMPD officer in Texas monitoring the extradition proceedings.