Article updated: 3/7/2013 12:37 PM

Man charged in North Aurora home invasion

Quentin D. Mullen

Quentin D. Mullen

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An Aurora man was charged Thursday with a host of felonies in connection with a March 1 home invasion and shooting in North Aurora.

Quintin D. Mullen, 22, was arrested Wednesday by Aurora police in the 2300 block of Ogden Avenue, according to North Aurora police.

Mullen, of the 1700 block of Felten Road, was charged with home invasion, armed robbery, armed violence and aggravated discharge of a firearm -- all Class X felonies, according to police and court records. He faces an additional two counts each of aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated assault.

Mullen was being held on $500,000 bail in the Kane County jail after appearing Thursday in Aurora branch court.

Police said the incident around 1:20 p.m. in the 200 block of Laurel Drive was drug-related and not a random act. Police say residents heard a knock on the door, then two intruders kicked it open and showed a gun. One intruder held them at gunpoint, and as the other went upstairs, a pit bull approached the No. 1 suspect, who fired three shots. The dog was shot in the chest, throat and leg and later died of its wounds.

The suspect who shot the dog is still at large. Police said he is a black man in his 20s, with a dark complexion and dreadlocks down to his shoulders. He was wearing a black hoodie and dark pants.

The intruders stole a safe, police said.

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 the same number and choosing option 3.

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