Former Trump administration official Mike Gill has died after being shot during a carjacking incident in Washington, D.C., last week, according to a Saturday report.
Gill, who served as chief of staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), “was sitting in his vehicle on Monday night, when a suspect entered his car and shot him. The incident happened in the 900 block of K Street NW at around 5:45 p.m.”
Consevative Brief reports:
Police have identified the suspect as Artell Cunningham, 28. Law enforcement officials added that Cunningham attempted to steal another vehicle approximately an hour later and subsequently approached other individuals, demanding their car keys.
Joe Biden was just yelling “political violence is never acceptable in the United States!” But I remember filming his supporters coast to coast attacking police, lighting government buildings and sheriffs offices on fire, rioting & looting. @JoeBiden never yelled loud about that. pic.twitter.com/kIkjdIAXmo
— Just Jeff From Cali (@liberty_clarion) January 5, 2024
Among those individuals was Alberto Vasquez, Jr., 35, who Cunningham is alleged to have fatally shot during a carjacking incident at the intersection of 3rd and N Streets Northeast. Cunningham was subsequently shot and killed by law enforcement officers, Fox News reported.
Gill’s wife, Kristina, broke the news of her husband’s death to FOX 5 DC.
“It is with profound sadness that I wish to inform the community of the passing of my husband, Mike Gill,” she 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,” she added.
800 illegal aliens from Islamic-majority African nations, the Middle East and India, marching from the Border Patrol tent facility to the Lukeville port of entry. Next ones to ambush American cops? Never know. From my 7 weeks camped in Lukeville. #border #BorderCrisis #BorderBill… pic.twitter.com/aDMzJvaOdS
— Just Jeff From Cali (@liberty_clarion) January 31, 2024
Former CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo described Gill as “one of the most wonderful, honest, earnest, and open-hearted persons on this earth.”
“His life reflects everything that is 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.”
In November 2023, the D.C. police reported 250 homicides from January through November, marking the highest numbers the city had witnessed since 2003. During the same time frame, there were 908 recorded carjackings, with 77% of them involving the use of firearms, Fox News added.
Conservative Brief noted that the carjacker had fatally shot another victim in the subsequent attempt at carjacking after the incident with Gill.