Two arrested following officer-involved shooting in Atwater

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Two people were arrested following an officer-involved shooting in Atwater. 

On February 21, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office, Merced Police Department, Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) and the Merced County Probation Department served a search warrant in the 1800 Block of Ivy ave in Atwater.

Once officers entered the residence, they say someone came out of a bedroom holding an assault rifle. The two suspects inside the home took off running; when officers followed them outside they say one of the suspects pointed a rifle at officers. 

Sheriff Warnke said a few shots were fired. It is unclear at this point who fired the shots. Luckily, no one was hit. 

Two people have been taken into custody. The rifle was recovered at the scene. 

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