Former Trump official Mike Gill has died from injuries after being shot while in his car in Washington, D.C.
Gill was sitting in his car on Monday night when someone broke in and shot him. Gill worked for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Kristina Gill, his wife, informed FOX 5 DC that her husband had died.
“It is with profound sadness that I wish to inform the community of the passing of my husband, Mike Gill,” Kristina wrote. “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.”
The Trump official had served as the chairman of D.C.’s Board of Elections. According to Fox 5, the following are highlights about Mike Gill:
- Senior vice president for Capital Markets at the Housing Policy Council
- Previous chief of staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Trump administration
- Served on D.C.’s Board of Elections
- Married father of three
The New York Post provided details of Mike Gill’s shooting.
The man, who has not been named, began his crime spree around 5:45 p.m. Monday by entering Gill’s parked car outside office buildings on K Street NW, shooting him in the head before fleeing on foot, police said.
Authorities are investigating if he was trying to steal Gill’s vehicle when he shot him.
Witness Yolanda Douglas told the newspaper she saw the victim sprawled on the pavement with the car door open and one foot still in the passenger’s side of the car.
He was wearing a dress shirt and sweater and his hand was twitching as blood pooled around his head.
Douglas then saw a woman come out of a building on the block while frantically screaming, “Oh my God, that’s my husband” before running to him and grabbing his hand.
When paramedics arrived and loaded him onto a stretcher, Gill’s car keys and another small metal object fell from him, she said.
The D.C. police provided more information about the shooting incident as reported by FOX 5 DC.
Police believe that after shooting Gill, Cunningham tried to steal a vehicle around 7 p.m. that same night from the 1000 block of 3rd Street. Investigators say about 10 minutes after that, Cunningham approached people in the 1200 block of 3rd Street and demanded their keys. Detectives say he shot 35-year-old Alberto Vasquez, Jr. and drove away in the victim’s car. Vasquez, Jr. later died at a nearby hospital.
After two more carjackings, Cunningham then allegedly fired 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. It was early Tuesday morning when Cunningham was fatally shot by New Carrollton police officers after he allegedly moved toward them while armed at an intersection in Lanham.
Police say Cunningham was a Suitland resident and had a minor criminal history in both the District and in Maryland. They also say they believe he suffered from mental health issues. The investigation is ongoing.
Mike Gill’s close friend Nick Onufrak provided a testimonial about Mike Gill.
Nick Onufrak, Mike Gill’s Close Friend pic.twitter.com/efFecrziQ3
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) February 4, 2024
This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information is forthcoming.
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