Three teens charged in fatal Meck Co. shootings

Three teens charged in fatal Meck Co. shootings
(Source: Instagram @mirjanapuhar)
(Source: Instagram @mirjanapuhar)

MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) - Three teens are charged after a man was shot and killed in Matthews on Sunday. One of those teens is also charged in connection to a drug-related shooting that left a woman and two men dead inside a north Charlotte home on Tuesday.

Jonathan Cosme Alvarado, 23, 22-year-old Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia, and 19-year-old Mirjana Puhar, were found dead inside a north Charlotte home on Tuesday evening, police say. Officers responded to a call for service at a home in the 700 block of Norris Drive around 5:21 where they found the three bodies.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that one of the victims, Mirjana Puhar, was a former contestant on the show "America's Next Top Model."

Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder. Preliminary information indicates that the Rangel knew the victims and that the shooting was drug related.

Rangel and two others are charged in connection to Matthews hotel shooting that left one person dead early Sunday morning.

Around 1 a.m. Sunday, police found two men, one identified as 22-year-old Rosool Jaleel Harrell, shot inside a vehicle in the rear parking lot of the Microtel on Matthew-Mint Hill Road.

Harrell died, officials say. The name and condition of the other man has not been released.


Rangel and 19-year-old Edward Sanchez are charged with first-degree-murder in connection to the Matthews shooting. Emily Ann Isaacs, 18, Rangel is charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.

Rangel is being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail. Sanchez and Isaacs are in custody in Harris County in Texas awaiting extradition.


Matthews police confirmed that CMPD had contacted them about a possible connection to the north Charlotte deadly shooting.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.


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