Combined $50,000 reward offered in Federal Judge shooting

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DETROIT – The Federal Bureau of Investigation Detroit Field Office announced Thursday that the U.S. Marshals Service has offered an additional $15,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for shooting a Federal Judge outside his Detroit home in March.

The day after the shooting, the FBI officer a $25,000 reward, followed by an additional $10,000 reward offered by the ATF in the case on March 12th.  Those combined with the U.S. Marshal reward now puts the reward at a combined $50,000.

It was just after 9:00 p.m. on March 5 when U.S. District Court Judge Terrence G. Berg was approached outside his Detroit home by two men.  Federal authorities say one of the men was armed with a firearm and demanded to go inside Judge Berg’s home.

When Judge Berg refused, the man shot him in his knee.

Both suspects fled the scene in a vehicle described by witnesses as a dark-colored sedan.

Federal authorities say the suspects are described as black males, of average build, approximately 18-25 years old.

Judge Berg, a documented runner, continues to recover following surgery after the shooting.  He’s planning to attend the first ever ‘Walk for Hope’ event in Detroit University District.

The investigation into this shooting is being conducted by the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service; the ATF; and the Detroit Police Department.

Anyone with information may submit a tip through https://tips.fbi.gov/. You may
also provide information by contacting the FBI Detroit Field Office 24 hours a day
at (313) 965-2323 (select option “0”); the U.S. Marshals Service at (313) 234-
5600; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at (313) 202-
3400; or the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-1616.

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