The shooting happened just after 9 p.m. Thursday.
Police say two people wearing dark clothing approached Terrence Berg as he was taking the trash out. Authorities say the two suspects demanded Berg let them inside his home. Berg refused entry and was shot in his inner right thigh.
He began yelling for help and his wife and other neighbors came outside to assist him. A neighbor of Berg's is an ER doctor and helped administer first aid.
The suspects drove off in a dark-colored Dodge Charger.
Detroit police responded to the scene and we're told they contacted EMS, asking for an estimated time of an ambulance arrival. Police say they did not hear back from EMS in a timely manner, so they say they drove the judge to the hospital themselves in a squad car.
Police sources tell FOX 2's Roop Raj the judge told police he did not recognize the two suspects.
Berg's wife says he will undergo surgery Friday. His injuries are considered non life-threatening.
Stay with FOX 2 News for updates to this developing story.
On April 25, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Berg to be a United States District Judge for the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan, to the seat vacated by Judge Arthur J. Tarnow. His nomination was forwarded by the Senate Judiciary Committee to the full United States Senate on July 12, 2012