It has been noted that Mike Gill, a prominent Republican figure and former Chief Operating Officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during Donald Trump’s administration, has died.
Witness Yolanda Douglas recounted the terrifying event, in which Gill called her downstairs and she saw him injured. When she finally saw him, she shouted, “Oh my God, that’s my husband.”
After shooting Gill, the attacker went on the rampage, carrying out at least two additional carjackings and one attempted carjacking, which ended with the killing of a second victim.
The trail of the carjacking finally led to Prince George’s County, Maryland, where the suspect was confronted by local enforcement. After exchanging gunfire with Maryland State authorities, the person was eventually shot and killed by the authorities.
Gill was a Republican member of the D.C. Board of Elections who was appointed in 2016 and held the position until July 2020. During his distinguished career, he held positions as Chief of Staff to CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo and COO of the CFTC.
Police later identified the victim as 35-year-old Alberto Vasquez Jr.
In a heart-wrenching statement to FOX 5’s Shomari Stone, Gill’s wife, Kristina, expressed the profound loss experienced by their family:
“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.
Mike was not only a devoted husband and father but also a cherished son, brother, and friend. Over the course of his remarkable life, Mike brought people together and made them feel included, supported, and loved. His heart was evident in everything he did, as demonstrated by his mentorship and deep friendships with those who worked with him professionally.
Above all, Mike spoke with pride and love about his family, especially our children, Sean, Brian, and Annika. For those who wish to honor Mike’s memory, we ask that you cherish the moments shared and keep him in your thoughts and prayers.”
Nick Onufrak, Mike Gill’s Close Friend pic.twitter.com/efFecrziQ3
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) February 4, 2024