Mike Gill, a member of former President Donald Trump’s administration and a married father of three, has died days after he was shot during a deadly carjacking rampage in Washington, DC last Monday night.
His wife, Kristina Gill, released a written statement to FOX 5, saying, “It is with profound sadness that I wish to inform the community of the passing of my husband, Mike Gill. 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.”
His wife remembered him as a “devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend” who “brought people together, and made them feel included, supported, and loved.”
She continued: “Above all, Mike spoke with pride and love about his family, especially our children, Sean, Brian, and Annika. For those who wish to honour Mike’s memory, we ask that you cherish the moments shared and keep him in your thoughts and prayers.”
Last Monday, at 5:45pm, 28-year-old Artell Cunningham entered and shot Gill, who was sitting in his vehicle in northwest Washington. The attack on Gill was the first of many reported in a carjacking rampage.
At the time of his death, Gill was senior vice president for Capital Markets at the Housing Policy Council. He previously worked as chief of staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during Donald Trump’s administration.
The CEO of the American Investment Council and Gill’s friend for 15 years, Drew Maloney, said: “Mike was not just a close friend; he was an extended member of our family.
“Our daughters’ friendship blossomed into a beautiful bond, and it was a testament to Mike’s warmth and kindness that he welcomed us into his life with open arms. Through countless holidays, celebrations, and shared moments, our families became intertwined, and I am so grateful for our enduring friendship.”