Mike Gill, a former Trump administration official has died after being shot in an attempted carjacking in downtown Washington, D.C., last Monday.
“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 wife, Kristina Gill, wrote 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,” she added.
Gill worked at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Trump administration. He was the senior vice president for Capital Markets at the Housing Policy Council at the time of his death.
Gill was shot on Monday, by 28-year-old Artell Cunningham during a carjacking spree.
Police say Gill was sitting inside of a car at the 900 block of K Street NW when Cunningham entered the vehicle and shot him.
About 10 minutes later, Cunningham approached a man and woman in the 1200 block of 3rd Street and demanded their keys. Police say he shot the man and fled in the victim’s vehicle. That man later died at the hospital.
The car was later discovered in Maryland where police said Cunningham attempted two more carjackings. At around 3 a.m. Tuesday, he was seen driving one of the carjacked vehicles on the highway and fired at a police cruiser.
Cunningham was later shot by New Carrollton Police Department officer after he allegedly moved toward them while armed. He died at the hospital.