Former Trump official, Mike Gill, tragically shot and killed

( – A member of former President Donald Trump’s administration, Mike Gill, 56, has died after being shot during a carjacking spree Jan. 29 in Washington D.C.

After shooting Gill, the suspect fled the scene, and two hours later, the same suspect attempted to carjack another person in the same vicinity, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The suspect, identified as Artell Cunningham, 28, then shot Alberto Vasquez Jr., 35, before stealing his 2016 Chrysler 200. Vasquez Jr. died at a local hospital. He then was involved in two more carjackings before shooting at a Maryland State Trooper on I-95 and then at a Washington D.C. police cruiser about 30 minutes later. The suspect was shot and killed early Jan. 30 by New Carrollton police officers in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

In a statement, his wife Kristina Gill said, “his sudden departure” has “left a void in our lives that can never be filled.” She thanked everyone who had offered “condolences and assistance” to the family.

In a Feb. 4 post on Truth Social, former President Donald Trump called Gill “wonderful and brilliant” and said he was a “SPECIAL PERSON.”

Gill was “one of the most wonderful, honest, earnest, and open-hearted” people on the planet, according to the former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Christopher Giancarlo.

President and CEO of the American Investment Council, Drew Maloney, stated he was “so grateful for our enduring friendship.”

Gill worked for a real estate trade association, the Housing Policy Council, for the past few years. In a statement, the Housing Policy Council’s President Ed DeMarco said his colleagues “admired Mike personally and professionally.”

During the Trump administration, the father of three worked as the chief operating officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from January 2017 to July 2019. He also worked as the chief of staff for Giancarlo. In 2016, he was appointed to serve as the Republican on the District of Columbia’s Board of Elections, where he served for three terms.

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