Dog Killed, Arrest Made in March 1 Home Invasion; 1 Suspect Still at Large
Quintin D. Mullen, 22, faces charges that police say was "not a random attack."
- SOURCE: North Aurora Police Department
A suspect has been arrested and charges have been filed in the March 1 home invasion and shooting incident in the 200 block of Laurel Drive, North Aurora police report.
Detectives identified Quintin D. Mullen, 22, of the 1700 block of Felten Road, Aurora as a suspect and then issued an “Attempt To Locate” bulletin to area police agencies on Monday night. Mullen was arrested by officers of the Aurora Police Department around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the 2300 block of Ogden Avenue, Aurora.
Aurora police turned Mullen over to North Aurora police, and he was held overnight at the North Aurora Police Department. The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the following charges against Mullen:
- Home Invasion—Discharge a Firearm, a Class X Felony
- Armed Robbery—Discharge a Firearm, a Class X Felony
- Armed Violence—Discharge Firearm While Committing Felony, a Class X Felony
- Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, a Class X Felony
- 2 counts of Aggravated Unlawful Restraint, Class 3 Felonies
- 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, Class 4 Felonies
Mullen appeared at a bond hearing this morning at the Aurora Branch Court, where a judge set his bond at $500,000. He must post 10 percent of that, or $50,000 in cash, to be released from custody pending trial.
He was transported to the Kane County jail, where he remains in custody.
"North Aurora Police detectives believe that this incident was drug-related and was not a random attack," a press release says.
During the incident, the victims’ dog, a pitbull/American Bulldog mix named “Sunny,” approached another suspect, who fired three shots, striking Sunny in the chest, throat and leg. Sunny was treated at a local veterinary office, where he later died of his wounds.
That suspect is still at large. He was described as a black male in his 20s, with dark complexion, and long dreadlocks down to his shoulders, wearing a black hoody and dark pants. This incident remains under investigation.
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