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'Walk for Hope' event led by Judge Berg helps people speak out against gun violence

Posted at 5:55 AM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 18:17:18-04

Two years after a federal judge was shot and injured in Detroit, he continues to speak out against gun violence.

This Good Friday will be the third Walk for Hope event, lead by Judge Terrence Berg.

The first walk was held shortly after he was shot in March 2015 when he was still in a wheelchair. Judge Berg was shot in front of his University area home while bringing his trash cans in from the curb.Two men tried to get into his home, but when he refused to let them in, they shot him in the leg.

The suspect, Kevin Smith, was arrested and charged for more than a dozen robberies near the judge's home.

Smith was acquitted on attempted murder charges, but sentenced to 67 to 90 years in prison for the string of home invasions and robberies, many of which were violent.

Tonight's walk for hope to end gun violence in Detroit, begins at 6pm at his church, Gesu Catholic Church at 17139 Oak Drive, between McNichols and Livernois.

It's expected to last around an hour.

The public is invited to join in the walk and bring signs.