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Trump administration official shot in DC carjacking spree

A former Trump administration official is in critical condition after being shot during an attempted carjacking in downtown Washington, D.C., earlier this week, a spokesperson for his family confirmed to The Hill.

Mike Gill, a married father of three who worked for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission during former President Trump’s White House tenure, was shot Monday night inside his car in the 900 block of K Street NW, the paper’s spokeswoman Erica said.・Mr. Richardson announced. Gill family.

The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has not released the name of the carjacking victim, but the suspect approached a parked vehicle shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, got inside and shot the driver. He then announced that he had gotten off the train.

Police said the suspect fled on foot and attempted to carjack another person at the intersection of Northwest Fifth Avenue and K Street around 7 p.m., but failed. The victim reportedly fled the scene and called police.

About 10 minutes later, the suspect approached another man and woman’s car in Northeast Washington, D.C., demanded their keys, shot them and fled in the vehicle, police said. The man later died at a hospital, police said.

The car was later found in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and police said the suspects had also attempted two other carjackings. Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, the suspect drove one of the carjacked vehicles on the highway and fired shots at a police cruiser, police said.

Officers with the New Carrollton, Maryland, Police Department then encountered the suspect, who was in possession of two handguns. Local authorities said two police officers opened fire on the suspect, who was taken into custody but later died at a hospital. said at a press conference.

Hosted by Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (Democratic Party) joint press conference He met with law enforcement officials on Tuesday and confirmed there was “no ongoing threat” to the community.

Gill serves as senior vice president of capital markets at the Housing Policy Council, is an attorney, and is a former member of the D.C. Board of Elections. About his biography Housing Policy Council website.

Gill family spokesman Richardson described him as a “wonderful husband, father, friend and colleague.”

“He has a great sense of humor no matter the situation. He makes friends with everyone and always looks for opportunities to bring people together and make them feel included and loved. “His warmth and kindness touched the lives of many people, as evidenced by the outpouring of love and support his family has received during this difficult time,” Richardson said in a statement. Ta.

“The most important thing about Mike that all of his friends know is how much he loves his family and how proud he is of his three children. Proud of each of Mike’s children “You can’t know Mike without hearing his story and hearing his love and respect for his wife Christina,” she added.

The crime spree comes amid growing concern over an increase in carjackings and shootings in and around the capital. The Justice Department announced last week that it would step up its fight against violent crime and carjackings in Washington. This includes additional law enforcement agencies and resources, including a “multi-factor gun violence analysis cell,” which the department said will help identify additional federal investigations that should be launched to combat these incidents. .

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