Mike Gill, a highly skilled Republican executive who served as the chief operating officer at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during the Donald Trump administration, fell victim to a violent carjacking spree in Washington, D.C. on Monday night.
Tragically, the assailant was fatally shot by the police in Maryland early Tuesday morning. As a result of the shooting incident that took place at 5:45 p.m., Mike Gill is currently hospitalized in critical condition. The incident occurred near the White House on K Street in downtown D.C. while he was picking up his wife, who is employed as an education lawyer.
“We can confirm that Mike Gill was the victim of the shooting at the 900 block of K Street Northwest on Monday evening and is in critical condition. Out of respect for the family, we have nothing additional to add at this time,” Erica Richardson, a spokesperson for the Gill family, said.
The Washington Post has reported that after Gill was shot, it is believed that the same person was involved in at least two cases of carjacking and one attempted carjacking. Tragically, one of the victims in these incidents has passed away. The police have stated that the attacker entered the parked car, shot the victim, and fled on foot. Gill, the victim, subsequently collapsed outside the vehicle.
He had called his wife to say, “Hey, I’m downstairs,” and when she arrived at the ground floor, he had been shot, with the wife rushing out and saying, “Oh my God, that’s my husband.”
Witness Yolanda Douglas said the wife “ran toward her husband and grabbed his hand. ‘What happened?’ she asked, but he did not respond.”
Douglas “saw the victim, in a dress shirt and sweater, sprawled on the pavement with one foot still in the passenger’s side of a car. His right hand was twitching as blood pooled around his head,” the Post said.
Approximately one hour later, the suspect made an unsuccessful endeavor to forcefully steal another automobile on Third Street NE. Following this, the suspect fatally shot an individual on the street and took control of their vehicle.
Law enforcement authorities have confirmed that an individual on K Street possessed information about the wrongdoer and cooperated with the police in identifying the suspect. The car that was taken was found in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where the suspect then forcibly seized a Toyota and later commandeered a rideshare vehicle.
Around 2:30 am, an individual believed to be the perpetrator of a carjacking incident fired a gun at a Maryland State Police vehicle while passing by on D.C. 295. The Nissan vehicle was subsequently discovered abandoned in Prince George’s County. During the investigation of the abandoned car, an armed individual approached the officers. In response, the police fatally shot the individual, as reported by the Post.
EXCLUSIVE: Mike Gill, a married father of 3, is in critical condition.
His family tells me a suspect shot him in 900 block of K St. NW 5:45pm Mon.
Suspect entered Mike’s car, shot him & ran away. Mike is Sr. VP for Capital Markets at Housing Policy Council(📸Gill Family)@fox5dc pic.twitter.com/y7I8DRxV9v
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) January 31, 2024