Former Trump Official Dies After Being Shot

Former Trump Official Dies After Being Shot

( – Former Trump administration official Mike Gill died at the age of 56 on February 4, after being shot in carjack in Washington, DC. Different media outlets reported that the incident took place in the capital city’s 900 block of K Street Northwest.

During his time in the Trump administration, the father of three worked at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He was shot after his assailant entered his vehicle and tried to steal it. Local authorities said that another innocent man was killed in the incident.

In a letter sent to NBC News, his wife Kristina Gill said that Mike’s “sudden departure” left a “void” in his family’s life that will never be filled. She also noted that Mike Gill wasn’t only a “devoted” father and husband but also a “cherished son” and a person who always cared for his loved ones. His wife added that Gill always tried to improve “other’s lives” by being one of the most active members of his church, serving on the District of Columbia Board of Elections, and being the coach of his daughter’s soccer team.

In a statement, Maryland Attorney General Antony Brown said that the attacker was identified as a 28-year-old man named Artell Cunningham and that police officers fatally shot him on January 30 in New Carrollton. According to public data, current and former public figures in the district have been targeted over the last few years, while crime in the capital city spiked in 2023. Police statistics have shown that homicides increased by 35 percent, and even motor vehicle theft increased by 82 percent.

In November 2023, DC police recorded 250 homicides since the beginning of the year, representing the highest numbers that the capital city had seen in two decades. Fox News reported that nearly 1,000 carjackings were officially recorded during that period, with 77 percent of those incidents involving firearms. The Biden administration has announced several initiatives to curb the crime rates in the city.

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