Former government official and father of three killed in D.C. carjacking crime spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s capital is mourning the loss of Mike Gill, a former official in the Trump administration and father of three, who was tragically killed in a carjacking spree last week. Gill, who was also a senior vice president for Capital Markets at the Housing Policy Council, was shot while sitting in his vehicle in northwest Washington.

Kristina Gill, Mike’s wife, expressed her grief and gratitude for the support they’ve received in a statement. She remembered her husband as a devoted family man, a cherished friend, and a mentor whose heart was evident in everything he did. She urged those wishing to honor Mike’s memory to cherish their shared moments and keep him in their thoughts and prayers.

Gill’s professional life was marked by his service in the Trump administration as the chief of staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He also served on D.C.’s Board of Elections. His colleagues remember him as a man of integrity and warmth, who welcomed everyone with open arms.

The deadly carjacking spree began around 5:45 p.m. last Monday when Gill was attacked. Authorities have identified the suspected gunman as 28-year-old Artell Cunningham. The incident involving Gill was the first in a series of carjacking reports that night.

Drew Maloney, President and CEO of the American Investment Council and a close friend of Gill for 15 years, remembered Gill as more than a friend, but an extended member of their family. Former CFTF Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo echoed these sentiments, calling Gill one of the most wonderful, honest, and open-hearted individuals he knew.

Following Gill’s shooting, Cunningham allegedly continued his rampage, attempting to steal another vehicle and shooting 35-year-old Alberto Vasquez, Jr., who later died at a nearby hospital. Cunningham was eventually fatally shot by police in Lanham, Maryland, early Tuesday morning.