Pomona police shoot dog near scene of homicide investigation

Police cruisers are seen near Franklin and Park avenues in Pomona amid a homicide investigation on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. (OnScene.TV)

A police officer in Pomona shot a dog near the scene of a homicide investigation. Police say the two incidents are related.

Police were investigating a fatal shooting in the area of Franklin and Park avenues around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Authorities identified the victim as Abdul Halim Mustafa, a 31-year-old Pomona resident.

What led up to the shooting was not immediately known.

Officials said a Pomona police officer shot a dog in the same area around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. It was not known if the dog survived.

Investigators said this incident is "separate but related" to the homicide investigation but did not provide any further details.

If you have any relevant information, you're urged to contact the Pomona Police Department at (909) 620-2085.

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