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Penn Hills Teacher Shot, Killed In Shaler Officer-Involved Shooting

SHALER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) - One man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Shaler.

It all started as a domestic dispute on Tuesday on the 800 block of Spencer Grove Lane in Shaler Township, Allegheny County.

The man's wife said her husband was acting erratically and he had weapons in their home. So, she called 911.

WATCH: KDKA's Bob Allen reports live from Shaler Township

Shaler Police, backed up by Allegheny County Sherrif, surrounded the home as the man barricaded himself inside.

He ignored calls from police to surrender and commands to put his weapon down.

Eventually, the man came outside, and police say he pointed the weapon at officers. He was then shot by police.

KDKA has confirmed that the man shot, Don Babbit, was a teacher at Penn Hills.

On Penn Hills School District's website, they announced the passing of Babbit.

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"Don was a beloved member of our staff and had the distinct reputation among students, families and colleagues as being an exceptional teacher. He will be missed," the website read.

Grief counselors will be available in the Penn Hills cafeteria on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Three officers were involved -- two from Shaler, one from Hampton.

Neighbors in the area said they heard several gunshots -- up to 10.

Babbit was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Police are still investigating this incident.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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