A member of President Donald Trump’s administration is in critical condition after an armed carjacking in Washington, D.C.
Mike Gill, who worked at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Trump administration, according to his LinkedIn profile and reports from local outlet, WTOP, was attacked on Monday.
According to FOX 5, Gill’s family confirmed that the incident occurred in the 900 block of K Street NW around 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29 in the nation’s capital.
The suspect allegedly entered Gill’s car, shot him, and dashed off.
In a statement to FOX 5, a spokesperson for Gill called him an “amazing” husband, father, friend and colleague.
“Mike is an amazing husband, father, friend and colleague. He has a wonderful sense of humor, no matter the situation. He makes friends with everyone – and is always looking for opportunities to bring people together and make them feel included and loved,” a spokesperson said. “His warmth and kindness have touched the lives of many, evident in the outpouring of love and support his family has received during this difficult time.”
“Mike’s remarkable ability to connect with others transcends boundaries. His genuine interest in people and his innate ability to make everyone feel valued and included have been instrumental in fostering a sense of community wherever he goes. Whether it’s through his infectious laughter, his genuine concern for others, or his innate ability to find common ground, Mike is a catalyst for unity and friendship,” the spokesperson said. “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. You can’t know Mike without hearing proud stories of each one of his kids, and hearing about his love and respect for his wife, Kristina.”
The suspect, whose name has yet to be released, reportedly went on a violent rampage across D.C. and Maryland.
Just two hours later, around 7 p.m. on Monday night, police confirmed to FOX 5 that the same gunman attempted to carjack a person nearby.
The suspect allegedly shot one man before stealing his car, a 2016 Chrysler 200, and drove off.
Authorities confirmed to FOX 5 that the man, who was shot, died at a nearby hospital following the shooting.
Authorities believe that the suspect abandoned the vehicle before he carjacked the driver of a Toyota Camry.
After abandoning the Camry, Carroll said the alleged carjacker ordered a rideshare pickup and carjacked the driver’s Nissan Rogue.
Around 2:30 a.m., authorities said that the suspect fired shots at a Maryland State Police trooper who was assisting a disabled vehicle along an Interstate. No injuries were reported.
Approximately 30 minutes later, police say the gunman opened fire on a D.C. police officer’s vehicle. The bullets struck the driver’s side door but the officer was not injured and was able to obtain a description of the vehicle.
State and local authorities located the suspect and by early Tuesday, the suspected gunman was shot and killed by New Carrollton police officers in Prince George’s County.