Judge’s surgery successful, uncertain if another needed
Detroit — Surgery performed on a Detroit federal judge shot during what police believe was a botched robbery outside of his home, was successful but more may be needed.
Rod Hansen, U.S. District Court media information officer, said while Friday’s procedure was successful Terrence Berg may need further surgery at a latter date.
“No time frame was given,” said Hansen Saturday.
The FBI and Berg’s family would not disclose his exact medical condition.
Berg, 55, suffered a non-life-threatening leg wound about 9:10 p.m. Thursday in front of his home in a normally quiet part of the city near Seven Mile and Livernois. The entire incident lasted about 30 seconds and came as Berg was putting his trash cans outside. Two men approached him from behind and asked to be let into the house but Berg told them he couldn't do that and he was shot, a person briefed on the matter told The News.
The two are described as approximately 18-25 years old and they fled in a dark-colored sedan, possibly a Dodge Charger, according to the FBI.
The FBI on Friday assumed the lead in investigating the shooting of a Detroit federal judge, offering a $25,000 reward in the case and saying they couldn't confirm the incident was random.
Police believe the suspects were either trying to rob Berg or strong-arm him into letting them into his home.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (313) 965-2323 (select option "0"), the U.S. Marshals Service at (313) 234-5600, or the Detroit Police Department at (313) 267-4600.
Staff writers Robert Snell, David Shepardson and Holly Fournier contributed.