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Two people are in police custody Sunday.

The couple is charged in connection with a police shooting Friday night.

Officers were injured but not hit by gunfire.

Two people wanted in connection to a police shooting were found holed up in a Gainesville home Sunday morning, police said. 

Marcos Tovar, 20, and Alondra Rodriguez, 20, were arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said. 

The couple allegedly opened fire on officers, who responded to a Friday 911 call concerning a domestic dispute at a Burger King restaurant on Athens Street, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

MORE: Manhunt on for 2 accused in shootout with police

Officers responded to reports of a man dragging a woman, Holbrook said. When the officers arrived at the scene, Rodriguez allegedly pulled a gun.

Those officers, who were not immediately identified, were treated at a hospital and released. Holbrook said they were hurt during the altercation but were not shot. 

After the incident, police took out warrants and said the couple should be considered armed and dangerous.

"They actively went after police officers with gunfire, so we know that they are dangerous," Holbrook told Channel 2 Action News.

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