Man taken into custody in connection with Sun Prairie homicide

Anthony Young

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Sun Prairie police arrested a man Thursday in connection with an ongoing homicide investigation.

Authorities said they were searching for 33-year-old Anthony Young, of Sun Prairie, to talk to him about a recent shooting that left one man dead. Police had not specified if Young was a suspect or person of interest until an update late Thursday night.

On Feb. 23, a man was dropped off at UW Health Union Corners Clinic with a life-threatening gunshot wound to his chest. The victim, 29-year-old Shanton S. Robinson, later died from his injury.

Sun Prairie police said they were eventually able to trace the shooting back to the 200 block of Broadway Drive.

After nine days of collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses, police received information Thursday afternoon that indicated a person of interest was found at a Pine Street residence.

Young was taken into custody without incident on the charges of first-degree reckless homicide, felony bail jumping and possession of cocaine, MDMA, heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Sun Prairie police had received help from the Dane County Tactical Response Team on Thursday due to the nature of the crime.