A manhunt is underway for a man and woman who reportedly shot two police officers in Gainesville, Georgia, on Friday evening.
WSB-TV reports that police are searching for Marcos Tovar and Alondra Rodriguez, both 20, in connection to a shooting that left two officers with minor injuries. The incident occurred when two officers responded to a call regarding suspicious activity off of Athens Street at Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Gainesville.
“During that call, the caller stated that the male subject was dragging the female down the road,” Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said, according to the The Times.
When they arrived to the scene, the suspects allegedly began arguing with the officers before one of the suspects pulled out a gun and started firing at them. The pair then fled the scene and managed to escape.
“During the altercation, a gun was brandished. It’s unknown if the gun was brandished by the female or the male involved in the altercation,” Holbrook continued. “However, at this time, we do believe the female is an active part of this case.”
Authorities warned that the suspects are considered armed and dangerous and are asking people in the area and surrounding areas to keep their doors locked. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is currently helping local authorities locate Tover and Rodriguez.
Police indicated that while Tovar’s mugshot (pictured) shows him with short hair, he now has long hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a leather jacket. It’s still unclear what Rodriguez was last seen wearing.
Anyone with any information should call 911 immediately. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Marcos Tovar and Alondra Rodriguez/Police Handout]