Federal judge shot in Detroit hospitalized

Judge Terrence Berg shot in leg in city's University District

Terrence Berg (File photo).

DETROIT - A federal judge was taken to the hospital after being shot in Detroit, Local 4 has confirmed through federal law enforcement.

The shooting happened Thursday around 9:10 p.m. in front of Judge Terrence Berg's home in the city's University District.

Detroit police said two men approached Berg, a struggled ensued and a shot was fired, striking him in the leg. The two men, likely in their late teens to early 20s, escaped the scene in a dark-colored Dodge Charger.

Berg was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they believe the shooting happened during a robbery attempt, which likely had nothing to do with his profession.

Berg was nominated by President Obama in April 2012 to serve as judge on the U.S. District Court, according to the University District Community Association.

Berg became an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan in 1989. He headed the Michigan attorney general's high-tech crime unit from 1999 to 2003 and served as Detroit's interim U.S. attorney from 2008 to 2010.

Berg also worked in the U.S. Justice Department's Professional Misconduct Review Unit.

The FBI is working on the case in conjunction with U.S. Marshalls. They are also meeting with DPD about the incident.

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