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posted: 9/17/2012 10:01 PM

Aurora man charged with attempted murder

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  • Shawn D. Love

    Shawn D. Love

  • Sweed A. Strickland

    Sweed A. Strickland


An Aurora man with an extensive criminal history has been charged with attempted murder after running over another man with his vehicle, according to police.

Sweed A. Strickland, 31, of the 0-99 block of N. Loucks, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and mob action after the altercation in the parking lot of an apartment complex Friday morning, police said.

Shawn D. Love, 30, of the 800 block of Bowditch was charged with mob action.

Police said Strickland and Love got into a fight with a 33-year-old Chicago man in the parking lot on the 1200 block of Second Avenue at around 8 a.m. Friday, and during the fight Strickland ran the victim over with his vehicle. Strickland tried to run the man over a second time, but the 33-year-old was able to get out of the way, according to police.

Love and Strickland left the scene in the vehicle Strickland used to run the victim over, and both the victim and Love were later dropped off at an Aurora hospital, police said.

Both men suffered nonlife-threatening injuries, according to Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli.

Police arrested Strickland at a Geneva hospital Sunday after receiving a tip that he might have been receiving treatment there, Ferrelli said.

Strickland remained behind bars in lieu of $500,000 bail on Monday, according to jail records.

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