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Suspects still on the loose after shootout with Gainesville police
2 officers treated for minor injuries after responding to domestic confrontation Friday night
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Police and agents with the GBI work the scene of an officer-involved shooting that occurred late Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in the area of Athens Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard in Gainesville. - photo by Nick Watson

UPDATE: Suspects arrested at Gainesville home

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Gainesville police are still searching for a man and woman suspected of shooting at officers after a confrontation late Friday night.

Sgt. Kevin Holbrook reported Saturday morning that two officers were injured but not shot in the exchange of gunfire in the area of Athens Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. They were transported Friday night to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with minor injuries and have since been treated and released.

Marcos Garcia Tovar, 20, and Alondra Rodriguez, 20, are wanted for aggravated assault on a peace officer and are presumed to be armed and dangerous.

“We have reallocated our resources to find these individuals,” Holbrook said. “We are working with numerous law enforcement entities at this time to bring these individuals into custody. It is important that the community know these subjects are armed and dangerous.”

Police originally responded to a 911 call at about 9:30 p.m. Friday about a domestic dispute at the Burger King on Athens Street.

"The caller stated that the male subject was dragging the female down the road," Holbrook said.

The first officer to arrive found the man and a fight began. Holbrook said during their confrontation, Rodriguez came up from behind and hit the officer in the head with a gun.

When the second officer arrived, the suspects were running and they “immediately engaged the officer in gunfire as he pulled up,” Holbrook said.

Officers responded with gunfire, he said.

Police activity in the area shortly after midnight was heavy, with numerous vehicles speeding along Green Street with lights flashing and sirens blaring. Holbrook said police dogs and helicopters were being used overnight to look for the suspects. That active search has ended but authorities are using other resources to continue looking for the pair.

The man is described as having long hair and wearing blue jeans and a leather jacket.

While Tovar's hair appears short in a photograph provided by police, he is said to have long hair now.

Those in the area were advised overnight Friday to stay inside, lock doors and call 911 to report suspicious activity.

The case remains under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Gainesville Police Department.

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