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Former Trump Administration Official Gunned Down on Streets of D.C.

A well-know Republican who held the position of chief operating officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) while in office during the administration of Donald Trump was among those severely injured in a heinous carjacking spree that occurred in Washington, D.C., on Monday evening.

The pursuit culminated in the apprehension of the offender by law enforcement in Maryland early Tuesday morning.

At 5:45 p.m., Mike Gill was wounded while picking up his wife, an education attorney, on K Street in downtown D.C., several blocks from the White House. He is currently in critical condition at the hospital.

Gill assumed the Republican nomination for the District of Columbia’s Board of Elections in 2016.

Three terms were completed by him in July 2020. Prior to a confirmation hearing, Gill’s distinguished political career was acknowledged by the City Council. Effective July 2019, he served as the chief operating officer of the CFTC.

His tenure began in January 2017. In addition to being the chief of staff to former CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo, he oversaw an agency-wide evaluation of regulations as the chief regulatory reform officer.

The individual responsible for the shooting of Gill is thought to have carried out a minimum of two carjackings and one attempted carjacking; one of these victims has tragically lost their life.

According to the police, an individual residing on K Street was acquainted with the offender and assisted in his identification.

The stolen vehicle was subsequently recovered in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where he stole a Toyota before ordering a rideshare and robbing that vehicle as well.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., an individual suspected of being the carjacker opened fire on a Maryland State Police cruiser as it passed by on D.C. 295. Later, the abandoned Nissan was discovered in Prince George’s County.

As officers investigated the vehicle, a man armed with a firearm approached them; they were able to apprehend and shoot the man.

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