Mike Gill, Former Trump Official, Shot and Killed

(RepublicanDaily.org) – A former member of the administration of former president Donald Trump was killed in Washington D.C. recently after a carjacker shot him while he was seated inside his vehicle.

According to D.C. police, Mike Gill was seated inside his new Jeep along the 900 block of K. Street in northwest Washington, when a carjacker got inside the vehicle and shot Gill at close range. Gill was hospitalized and was in critical condition, but eventually passed away after five days.

The 56-year-old Gill, who worked at the Housing Policy Council as senior vice president, formerly served in the Trump administration and Obama administration as chief of staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He also served on the D.C. Board of Elections for three terms. He is survived by his wife Kristina and three children.

Former president Trump posted a short tribute to Gill on Truth Social, calling him a “highly respected member” of his administration, and a “SPECIAL PERSON,” while calling on the federal government to “take over D.C.”

Law enforcement identified the shooting and carjacking suspect as 28-year-old Artell Cunningham, who had gone on a carjacking spree. Cunningham’s spate of car thefts also resulted in the death of another victim, 35-year-old Alberto Vasquez, Jr., whom he shot and killed the same night Gill was shot. The suspect also fired at state troopers assisting a stalled vehicle along the Interstate-95 freeway in Laurel, Maryland, and at D.C. police officers along another freeway. Cunningham was eventually killed a day after the murders when he was shot by police officers in New Carrollton after he allegedly moved toward them while armed and in a threatening manner.

An investigation into Cunningham’s crime spree is ongoing. Investigators say that Cunningham, who lived in Suitland, was a minor criminal, with rap sheets in both D.C. and Maryland. He also reportedly suffered from mental health issues.

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