Former Trump Official Shot in D.C. Carjacking, Suspect Killed

A former Trump administration official was critically injured in Washington, D.C., on Monday during a carjacking incident, police reported.

Mike Gill, who served as the chief operating officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under former President Donald Trump, was hospitalized after being shot by a carjacker, according to Fox5 Washington D.C.

The suspect allegedly fled the scene near the 900 block of K Street NW, just blocks from the White House, after shooting Gill inside his car, the outlet said. Moments later, the suspect reportedly shot and killed the owner of a Chrysler 200 a few blocks away, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

On Tuesday morning, two New Carrollton police officers fatally shot the suspect, as reported by the outlet.

In a statement following the incident, Gill’s family emphasized his love and pride for his three children and his deep respect for his wife, Kristina.

“Violent crime in D.C. has been on the rise, with a 39 percent increase in 2023,” police crime statistics revealed. During the same period, robberies surged by 67 percent, and motor vehicle theft increased by 82 percent.