By Staff Published 11/18/2017 11:43:00 | Views: 2587
BOLO: Marcos Garcia Tovar, Alondra Rodriguez, 20

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Police: Around 930 pm, a 911 call came in from someone at the Burger King off MLK and Athens Street in Gainesville about a man and woman fighting, and the man seen dragging the woman down the road.

Officers arrived on the scene and struggled with the man; police said the woman **first** brandished a weapon and the man did as well, and either both fired or one fired at officers and officers returned fire.

Both officers transported to the hospital with minor injuries (UNKNOWN whether it is actually from gunfire).

Both the man and woman fled on foot (they may have come to the burger king in a red truck that they were surrounding).

The male is described as Hispanic with longer hair and a black leather jacket.

Both have had previous run ins with law enforcement.


Police are canvassing the Gainesville area and warning the public to be on the looking for a man and woman involved in a shootout, as two Gainesville Police officers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Officers are advising residents to lock their doors and be alert while Marcos Garcia Tovar, 20, and Alondra Rodriguez, 20, are still on the loose. Tovar is described as a Hispanic man with longer hair, wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans.

Police could not immediately say if the two officers who were transported to an area hospital actually sustained gunshot wounds.

Police said around 9:30 p.m., someone at the Burger King along Athens Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. called 911 about a man and woman in a physical fight, and the man dragging the woman down the road.

Police said they arrived at the scene and officers struggled with Tovar; police said Rodriguez brandished a weapon and Tovar pulled out a gun as well, and either one or both individuals fired at Gainesville officers. Two officers were injured and transported.

Both ran away from the scene.

Police said both individuals have had prior run-ins with law enforcement.

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By Staff 11/18/2017 11:43:00

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