Former Trump Administration Official Killed in D.C. Carjacking Rampage

Mike Gill — who served in the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission — is survived by his wife and three children

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A former Trump administration official has died after being shot during an attempted carjacking last week.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch announced on Sunday that 56-year-old Mike Gill — who served in the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Trump administration — died from his injuries. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Gill was one of two shooting victims in an incident that occurred Monday, Jan. 29, at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Washington, D.C.'s K Street, the department said in a statement.

According to detectives, "the suspect approached an occupied vehicle while it was parked along the block. The suspect got inside the vehicle and shot the adult male driver, then exited the vehicle."

After the suspect fled on foot from the scene, officers said Gill "was transported to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries," and was pronounced dead on Saturday.

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Detectives said that, after attempting to carjack Gill, the suspect then attempted to carjack a second individual, but was unsuccessful. A short time later, the suspect "approached a man and a woman by their car in the 300 block of N Street, Northeast, and demanded the keys."

"The suspect then shot the man and fled the scene in the victims’ vehicle. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died," police said in the statement, identifying the second victim as 35-year-old Alberto Vasquez Jr. NBC4 Washington reports that Vasquez was a father of two.

The suspect went on to commit "two additional carjackings in Prince George’s County," detectives said, ultimately shooting at a police cruiser before an interaction "with members of the New Carrollton Police Department that led to an officer-involved shooting and the suspect was pronounced dead."

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Prior to Gill's death, he had been working at the Housing Policy Council, a trade association. In a statement sent to company employees and cited by CNN, HPC president Ed DeMarco confirmed Gill's death, writing, "No words can express the depth of sympathy we feel for Mike and his family."

DeMarco said in the statement that Gill is survived by "his wife Kristina and their three children, Sean, Brian, and Annika," along with his mother and his siblings.

"We admired Mike personally and professionally; he was an outstanding lawyer, public servant, colleague, and community member, giving his time and talent in service to his country, his city, his church, and his community," DeMarco wrote in the statement. "More than that, Mike was a devoted husband and father, who adored his wife and children."

Gill's wife, Kristina, offered a statement to NBC4 Washington, describing Gill as someone whose "heart was evident in everything he did,” and who “relished opening our home to friends and colleagues to bring people together. Friends of Mike's knew they could always count on him to help solve a problem. He was in his element pouring a friend a drink and sharing a good story to give a laugh.”

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