Officer fatally shoots suspect at Penn Hills home

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PENN HILLS, Pa. - Authorities said an officer was forced to shoot a suspect after police were called to a Penn Hills home Monday morning.

According to police, the shooting occurred after officers were called to a home on Calvin Street around 6:15 a.m. Monday.

Channel 11's Renee Kaminski (@WPXIRenee) quickly responded to the scene and sent a picture out to her Twitter followers.

https://twitter.com/WPXIrenee/status/427816548967776256

According to police, Charles Hull, 56, was shot and killed by a Penn Hills police officer after Hull’s live-in girlfriend called 911.

“She said her boyfriend was outside with a rifle, and she was afraid he wanted to kill himself," said Charles Moffatt of Allegheny County police.

When she hung up, police said Hull came back into the house and put the woman in a closet.  She escaped, police said.

When police arrived, police said Hull pointed the rifle at an officer.

Hull’s girlfriend told police he fired one shot inside the house.  It was a shot that initially woke her up, police said.