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Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Near University of Missouri Campus: Cops

Suspect Killed in Shootout Near University of Missouri Campus 0:21

An armed robbery suspect was shot and killed after fighting with police Wednesday near the campus of the University of Missouri, authorities said.

The fatal incident occurred in a parking garage on the north side of campus in Columbia, Missouri, about 11 p.m. local time (12 a.m. ET), police said in a statement. A university police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries during the struggle but no one else was hurt.

Columbia Police believe the suspect who was shot dead is Mark W. Adair, a 51-year-old registered sex offender who was wanted for absconding parole, according to a news release. Adair allegedly tried to rob a woman with a gun about six hours earlier at a nearby supermarket.

However, officials said they were awaiting forensic confirmation of the fatality's identity.