Former Trump Official Shot Dead in DC

Mike Gill, a former Trump administration official, was tragically killed in a carjacking incident last week. He sustained injuries during the incident and sadly passed away on Saturday. Gill was waiting to pick up his wife from work on K Street, near the White House, when he was shot.

This incident highlights the alarming increase in carjackings in Washington, with the number almost doubling in 2023 compared to the previous year. According to Fox News, there were 958 reported carjackings in 2023, compared to 484 in 2022. Gill had previously served as the chief operating officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under former President Donald Trump’s administration.

At the time of his death, he held the position of senior vice president for Capital Markets at the Housing Policy Council.

“Wonderful and brilliant Mike Gill, a highly respected member of the Trump Administration, was ruthlessly and viciously shot in the head during a carjacking in Washington, D.C. He was a SPECIAL PERSON – His family and friends are devastated. The Federal Government must take over D.C. God bless Michael and his family!” Trump posted on Truth Social.

Gill fell victim to a gunshot wound to the head on Monday, inflicted by Artell Cunningham, 28. Cunningham initiated a series of shootings, carjackings, and attempted carjackings, commencing with his attack on Gill at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Monday. Less than 12 hours later, Cunningham’s rampage came to an end as he was fatally shot by the New Carrollton, Maryland, police.

“It is with profound sadness that I wish to inform the community of the passing of my husband, Mike Gill. His sudden departure has left a void in our lives that can never be filled. In this time of grief, we are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and the community, and extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has reached out to offer condolences and assistance,” Gill’s widow, Kristina, said in a statement.

“Mike was not only a devoted husband and father but also a cherished son, brother, and friend. Over the course of his remarkable life, Mike brought people together and made them feel included, supported, and loved. His heart was evident in everything he did, as demonstrated by his mentorship and deep friendships with those who worked with him professionally,” the statement said.

“Above all, Mike spoke with pride and love about his family, especially our children, Sean, Brian, and Annika. For those who wish to honor Mike’s memory, we ask that you cherish the moments shared and keep him in your thoughts and prayers,” the statement said.

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