Washington D.C. – Mike Gill, a former official in the Trump administration, died on Saturday from injuries sustained during a carjacking incident. Gill, who served as the chief operating officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under President Trump, was shot by a carjacker outside an office building on K Street. His wife, Kristina Gill, announced his passing and expressed deep sadness and the irreplaceable void left by his sudden departure.
The incident occurred as Gill was picking up his wife from work when Artell Cunningham, a 28-year-old suspect, approached Gill’s parked car and shot him in the head. Cunningham then fled on foot. Later, he attempted to steal another vehicle and fatally shot Alberto Vazquez, Jr. before driving away.
Cunningham continued his spree, stealing two more cars and allegedly firing shots at a police officer and a Maryland State Police trooper. Fortunately, no officers were injured. Cunningham was ultimately shot and killed by police officers in New Carrollton, Prince George’s County. Authorities believe his actions were prompted by a mental breakdown.
At the time of his death, Gill was working as the senior vice president for Capital Markets at the Housing Policy Council. He is survived by his wife, Kristina, and their three children, Sean, Brian, and Annika.