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Aurora man charged in North Aurora home invasion

NORTH AURORA – An Aurora man has been charged in a March 1 home invasion and shooting incident in the 200 block of Laurel Drive in North Aurora.

Quintin D. Mullen, 22, of the 1700 block of Felten Road, Aurora, has been charged with felony counts of home invasion, armed robbery, armed violence, aggravated discharge of a firearm, two counts of aggravated unlawful restraint and two counts of aggravated assault. He was arrested by Aurora police officers Wednesday.

Aurora police then turned Mullen over to North Aurora police.

Mullen appeared at a bond hearing Thursday at the Aurora Branch Court, where a judge set his bond at $500,000. He will need to post $50,000 in cash to be released from custody pending trial. Mullen remained in custody as of Thursday evening at the Kane County Jail.

North Aurora police detectives believe the incident was drug-related and was not a random attack. Money was reported to be in the safe that was taken during the home invasion, North Aurora Deputy Police Chief Scott Buziecki said.

“Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, that’s all I can say at this time,” Buziecki said.

Another suspect, who is described as a black man in his 20s with long dreadlocks down to his shoulders and wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, still is at large.

During the incident, the victims’ dog, a pit bull/American bulldog mix named Sunny, approached that suspect, who fired three shots, striking Sunny in the chest, throat and leg. Sunny was treated at a local veterinary office where he died from his wounds, according to police.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call North Aurora police detectives at 630-897-8705, ext. 610. Anonymous tips can be left by calling 630-897-8705 and choosing option 3.

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