By CBS3 Staff

CATASAUQUA, Pa. (CBS) — A 27-year-old man was shot and killed by a police officer in Lehigh County. The shooting happened Friday afternoon in Catasauqua at South 14th and Sherman Streets.

Police say they responded to a home after getting a call around 1:45 p.m. for a domestic dispute between Ryan Daniel Shirey and his ex-girlfriend.

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Police say upon arrival, Shirey fled to the home’s basement and retrieved a revolver. When the officers entered the basement, an officer fired his weapon, striking and killing Shirey.

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The officer has been placed on administrative leave.

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This incident is being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M Major Case Team, Lehigh County Homicide Task Force and the Lehigh County District Attorney.