2 Columbia Police Officers Won't Face Charges in Fatal Shooting

Aug 4, 2015

Two police officers who shot and killed a man in a Columbia parking garage will not face charges.

Boone County Prosecutor Doug Abele announced Monday the officers were justified in shooting 51-year-old Mark Adair in April. One officer was with the Columbia police department and the other was a University of Missouri officer.

Abele says footage from an officer's body camera confirmed information from the officers and witnesses. They say the incident began after officers saw Adair confronting some women in the parking garage. He was shot several times when he would not stop struggling with an officer to get his gun.

Authorities believe Adair tried to rob and sexually assault another woman before going to the parking garage.