Former Trump official Mike Gill dead days after suspect’s Washington DC carjacking spree: report

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Former Trump official Mike Gill, who was shot by a carjacker Monday in Washington D.C., died from his wounds on Saturday, Fox 5 DC reported.

“It is with profound sadness that I wish to inform the community of the passing of my husband, Mike Gill,” his wife, Kristina Gill, said in a statement.

“His sudden departure has left a void in our lives that can never be filled.”

Gill had served as Trump’s chief operating officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Drew Maloney, President and CEO of the American Investment Council and Gill’s friend for 15 years, said he was “grateful” for their friendship.

“Mike was not just a close friend; he was an extended member of our family. Our daughters’ friendship blossomed into a beautiful bond, and it was a testament to Mike’s warmth and kindness that he welcomed us into his life with open arms,” Maloney told Fox 5 DC. 

Former Donald Trump official Mike Gill died days after he was shot by a gunman on a carjacking spree in Washington D.C. LinkedIn

Former CFTF Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo remembered Gill as “one of the most wonderful, honest, earnest, and open-hearted persons on this earth.”

“Words cannot express the tragedy of the loss of this fine man, colleague, and cherished friend,” Giancarlo added. “He will be sorely missed and long remembered.”

The father of three was picking his wife up from work when 28-year-old Artell Cunningham got inside his parked car outside of an office building on K street and shot him in the head around 5:45 p.m., according to police.

Mike Gill, who was shot by a carjacker Monday in Washington D.C., died from his wounds on Saturday, Fox 5 DC reported. Metropolitan Police Department
Gill had served as Trump’s chief operating officer of the Commodity Futures Trading. Mike Gill / Linkedin

After the shooting, Cunningham fled on foot. He tried to steal another vehicle around 7 p.m. on 3rd Street. About 10 minutes later, he fatally shot 35-year-old Alberto Vazquez, Jr. and drove off in his car.

He stole two more cars before he allegedly opened fire at a D.C. police officer along I-295 and a Maryland State Police trooper who was assisting a disabled vehicle along I-95 in Laurel, Maryland around 2:30 a.m. the next day.

No officers were injured.

“It is with profound sadness that I wish to inform the community of the passing of my husband, Mike Gill,” his wife, Kristina Gill, said in a statement. Mike Gill / Linkedin
Gill, seen here with his wife and three children in a photo from just two weeks earlier
Sean Gill / Facebook

Around 4:30 a.m., Cunningham was shot and killed by New Carrollton police officers after he allegedly came at them with two guns in Prince George’s County.

Officials believe the rampage was the result of a mental breakdown.

Gill had been working as senior vice president for Capital Markets at the Housing Policy Council when he died.

He is survived by his wife and three children, Sean, Brian, and Annika.

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