FBI offers $25,000 reward for info after judge shot in Detroit

Posted at 3:59 PM, Mar 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-06 16:07:18-05

DETROIT, Mich. — The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved in the shooting of a federal judge in Detroit.

U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Berg was shot in the leg outside his home at about 9:10 p.m. Thursday.  According to FOX 2, two suspects approached Berg and one of them shot him while he was taking the trash out.

According to an FBI release, the suspects involved may be driving a dark-colored sedan, possibly a Dodge Charger.   The suspects are described as black males with an average build between the ages of 18 and 25.  No other physical description was provided.

Berg was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries.

Berg was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in April 2012, later confirmed by the U.S. Senate that year.

Prior to that nomination, Berg served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan for more than 20 years.