Trump Admin Ambushed, Shot Near White House In Fatal Attack

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An exceptionally proficient Republican executive, who served as the chief operational officer at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) under the Donald Trump administration, was among the individuals targeted in a violent carjacking spree in Washington, D.C., on Monday night. The encounter finished with the police fatally shooting the assailant in Maryland early Tuesday morning.

Mike Gill is presently in a critical condition in the hospital after being involved in a gunshot incident at 5:45 p.m. The event occurred in close proximity to the White House on K Street in downtown D.C. as he was retrieving his wife, who is employed as an education lawyer.

“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,” Erica Richardson, a spokesperson for the Gill family, said in a statement to The Daily Wire.

After Gill was shot, it is believed that the same person was involved in at least two cases of carjacking and one attempted carjacking. One of the victims engaged in these instances has passed away, the Washington Post reported.

Per the police report, the perpetrator gained access to the immobile car and discharged a firearm at the victim prior to fleeing on foot. The victim, named as Gill, then slumped to the ground outside the vehicle.

According to The Post, he contacted his wife and informed her that he was waiting downstairs. However, when she reached the bottom level, he had already been shot. The woman hurriedly went outside and exclaimed, “Oh my God, that’s my husband.”

According to witness Yolanda Douglas, as reported by The Post, the wife swiftly approached her husband and firmly grasped his hand. ‘What happened?’ she inquired, but he did not respond.”

Douglas observed the victim, who was wearing a dress shirt and sweater, lying on the pavement with one foot remaining inside the passenger’s side of a car. The Post reported that his right hand exhibited spasmodic movements while blood accumulated around his skull.

Approximately one hour later, the suspect launched an unsuccessful endeavor to forcefully appropriate another car on Third Street NE. Afterwards, the suspect lethally discharged a firearm at a civilian in a public thoroughfare and forcibly took control of their vehicle.

Officials confirmed that a person on K Street had information about the perpetrator and cooperated with law enforcement to identify the person. The automobile he appropriated was discovered in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where he subsequently seized a Toyota through force and later commandeered a ridesharing vehicle.

Around 2:30 am, a person believed to be the carjacking suspect fired a gun at a Maryland State Police vehicle while driving on D.C. 295.

The Nissan vehicle was subsequently discovered abandoned in Prince George’s County. During the investigation of the deserted car, a guy approached the officers while armed with a pistol. According to the Post, the police responded by fatally shooting the individual.

Gill was selected by the District of Columbia in 2016 to serve as the Republican Party’s representative on the city’s Board of Elections. He held office for three consecutive terms till July 2020. Prior to a confirmation hearing, the City Council recognized Gill’s illustrious history in politics.

He served as the chief operational officer of the CFTC from January 2017 to July 2019. Furthermore, he assumed the role of chief of staff under the tenure of former CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo and concurrently held the job of Chief Regulatory Reform Officer, responsible for conducting a thorough assessment of rules throughout the agency.

Prior to that, he served as a lawyer at Crowell & Moring and held the role of vice president at a trade association. In the 1990s, he held the position of deputy director for the Bush-Quayle presidential campaign, while also being employed by a Republican senator and congressman. He possessed a highly classified security clearance.

The DC Council highlighted his strong capacity for empathy for others and his adeptness in collaborating effectively with colleagues from across the political spectrum. Formerly, he served as the executive director at the Ripon Education Fund, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization committed to promoting cooperation between the United States and Europe.

He wielded substantial influence in molding the mortgage operations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Gill presently holds the position of vice president of the Housing Policy Council.

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