Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced charges against three suspects involved in the shooting that injured a federal judge last March. She said the suspects are involved in a series of robberies and assaults in that neighborhood.
In the joint press conference with the FBI and the Detroit Police Department, Police Chief James Craig was also there with details of the lengthy investigation.
Judge Terrence Berg was shot on March 5 while he was taking the trash out in the University District. Police say two people in dark clothing approached the Judge outside of his home and demanded to be let inside.
Berg says when he refused, one of the men produced a handgun, "There was a brief hesitation, not a struggle, and he aimed [the gun] at my leg and shot me.”
Judge Berg was shot in the inner right thigh. The suspects drove off in a dark-colored Dodge Charger.
The 55-year-old Judge 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.
Detroit police responded to the scene and contacted EMS, asking for an estimated time of an ambulance arrival. Police say they didn’t hear back from EMS in a timely manner, so they drove the judge to the hospital in a squad car.
Judge Berg had multiple surgeries, as a result of his injuries.
In the weeks following, Judge Berg was adamant that he would not let the incident change his feelings about his safety or living in Detroit. Judge Berg and members of the community gathered for a walk for hope
to express their strong opposition to random acts of violence in the city.
There was a $25,000 reward being offered by the FBI for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who are described as two men, aged 18-25.