Trump administration official Mike Gill is critically-ill after being shot during carjacking by suspect who killed another car owner

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Mike Gill was shot while collecting his lawyer wife in DC Monday evening
  • The former Trump administration official remains critically-ill
  • Suspect shot and killed second driver, before being gunned down by cops 

A Trump administration official is critically-ill after being shot during a carjacking in crime-ridden Washington DC, whose perpetrator then killed another victim.

The heavily liberal-leaning city has seen carjackings skyrocket of late, with 953 in 2023 alone, nearly nine times as many as there were in 2018. 

Mike Gill, a married father of three, was blasted by the unnamed suspect on K Street NW around 5:45pm Monday. He was collecting his wife, an education lawyer, at the time of the incident and was inside the car when he was struck.

Gill managed to get out of his car, but collapsed shortly afterwards. 

He served as chief operating officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during Donald Trump’s time in the White House, the Daily Wire reported. 

Mike Gill, pictured, is critically-ill after he was shot by a carjacker while collecting his lawyer wife in Washington DC Monday evening. The unidentified robber went on to target a second driver who was shot dead. Cops in New Carrolton, Maryland, shot and killed the suspect Tuesday morning 

The suspect behind Gill's carjacking and the deadly carjacking of a second motorist is seen on CCTV. He has been killed, but has not yet been named by police

The suspect behind Gill’s carjacking and the deadly carjacking of a second motorist is seen on CCTV. He has been killed, but has not yet been named by police 

This is the scene of Monday evening's carjacking where Mike Gill was shot and critically-injured

This is the scene of Monday evening’s carjacking where Mike Gill was shot and critically-injured 

Cops are seen in Carrollton County, Maryland, on Tuesday morning, where the unnamed carjacking suspect was shot dead

Cops are seen in Carrollton County, Maryland, on Tuesday morning, where the unnamed carjacking suspect was shot dead 

A witness told the Washington Post that his wife ‘ran toward her husband and grabbed his hand,’ asking him what happened, but getting no response. 

The victim was wearing ‘a dress shirt and sweater, sprawled on the pavement with one foot still in the passenger’s side of a car. His right hand was twitching as blood pooled around his head,’ Yolanda Douglas added. 

A spokeswoman for Gill said: ‘We can confirm that Mike Gill was the victim of the shooting at the 900 block of K Street Northwest on Monday evening and is in critical condition. 

‘Out of respect for the family, we have nothing additional to add at this time.’

Gill’s work in government dates back to at least 2016, when the city of Washington appointed him to represent the GOP on their Board of Elections. 

He also served as the chief of staff to CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo and was Chief Regulatory Reform Officer for the commission.

He served as a lawyer at a private firm and the vice president of a trade association prior to his government worked.

He was a deputy director of the 1992 Bush-Quayle re-election campaign and also worked for Republican members of the Senate and House, holding a top level security clearance. 

Gill, seen here with his wife and three children in a photo from just two weeks earlier

Gill, seen here with his wife and three children in a photo from just two weeks earlier

A spokeswoman for Gill said: 'We can confirm that Mike Gill was the victim of the shooting at the 900 block of K Street Northwest on Monday evening and is in critical condition'

A spokeswoman for Gill said: ‘We can confirm that Mike Gill was the victim of the shooting at the 900 block of K Street Northwest on Monday evening and is in critical condition’

The suspect made a third unsuccessful attempt to carjack a vehicle on Third Street NE, before taking the car of a person he shot, in this case fatally

The suspect made a third unsuccessful attempt to carjack a vehicle on Third Street NE, before taking the car of a person he shot, in this case fatally

The carjacker went on a spree that spanned both Washington DC and Maryland and left at least one man dead, in addition to Gill’s injuries. 

The suspect made a third unsuccessful attempt to carjack a vehicle on Third Street NE, before taking the car of a person he shot, in this case fatally. 

Family members identified the victim as 35-year-old Alberto Vazquez, according to NBC Washington.

Police officers in New Carrollton, Maryland, a suburb of DC, shot the suspect dead early Tuesday morning. He has not yet been named, Fox5DC reported.

Jeffery Carroll, the assistant chief of DC police, did say that the man had a criminal history and appeared to be going through a mental health crisis at the time. 

Carjackings have been a massive problem in the nation’s capital under Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser, nearly doubling to 959 in 2023 alone, per Axios.

The numbers become even more stark when compared to 2018, when there were just 148 carjackings. 

Carjackings have only risen in the city every year since. 

Over the weekend, the city saw a shocking 60 carjackings in 72 hours, according to Fox 5 DC. 

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