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 / Updated  / Source: NBC News
By Shamar Walters

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.

Mark W. Adair, 51, is believed to have been fatally shot by police in Columbia, Missouri, on Wednesday.Columbia Police Dept.