(DETROIT) — A federal judge was shot in Detroit Thursday night in what police believe was an attempted robbery.
Police say Judge Terrence Berg was putting out the trash when he was approached by two suspects, according to Rod Hansen, the media information officer for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Following a brief struggle, one suspect shot the judge in the leg. Both suspects then fled the scene.
Berg is being treated at a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, Hansen said. It is still too early to say when he will be able to return to work.
Police are searching for the two suspects, who are described as African-American men, 18 to 20 years old, with facial hair, ABC News affiliate WXYZ-TV reports. They are believed to have gotten away in a dark-colored Dodge Charger.
Given that Berg is a federal judge, federal agencies will also be involved in the investigation.
“I can confirm that the FBI Detroit Field Office is investigating the incident in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, and we are coordinating our investigation with the Detroit Police Department,” the FBI in Detroit said in a statement.
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