Mike Gill, A Former Trump Official, Died After A Gunshot Wound During A Carjacking Incident In Washington, DC

According to Fox News, Mike Gill, a former member of President Trump’s cabinet, passed away recently from wounds he received following a carjacking in Washington, D.C.

Mike Gill, A Former Trump Official, Died After A Gunshot Wound During A Carjacking Incident In Washington, DC

On Monday night, as Gill, the chief of staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), was sitting in his car, a suspect broke into it and shot him. Around 5:45 p.m., something happened in the 900 block of K Street NW.

Artell Cunningham, 28, is the suspect that the police have identified. An hour later, according to the authorities, Cunningham attempted to steal another car before going up to others and requesting their keys.

A person Cunningham is accused of shooting and killing during a carjacking at 3rd and N Streets Northeast was one of those individuals, Alberto Vasquez, Jr., 35. Afterwards, Cunningham was shot and murdered by police.

The press was informed of Gill’s husband’s death by Kristina, his widow.

“It is with profound sadness that I wish to inform the community of the passing of my husband, Mike Gill,” Kristina said in a statement. “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 was employed with the nonprofit Housing Policy Council as a senior vice president for Capital Markets at the time of his death. He was a devoted husband, father, and friend who will always be missed.

Gill was hailed by former CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo as “one of the most wonderful, honest, earnest, and open-hearted persons on this earth.”

“His life reflects everything good and right and true,” Giancarlo told FOX 5. “Words cannot express the tragedy of the loss of this fine man, colleague, and cherished friend. He will be sorely missed and long remembered.”

Law-abiding citizens of Washington, D.C., have expressed annoyance and anxiety over the well-publicized surge in carjacking occurrences in recent years. In October, Texas Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar was carjacked at gunpoint.

The number of homicides in D.C. from January to November 2023 was 250, according to police records, the highest since 2003. In the same time frame, 908 carjackings were reported, with 77% including weapons.

After he reportedly took an FBI agent’s automobile in December, Devonta Lynch, then 17 years old, was charged with armed carjacking.

53 carjackings have been reported since January 1, with 53% of the occurrences including weapons, according to the website of the Metropolitan Police Department. Merely ten cases have reached their conclusion.

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