His wife issued a statement saying "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," the statement read.
Sean Gill and family
On Monday, Gill was on his way to pick up his wife when he was shot on K Street NW at approximately 5:45 pm. Gill was the COO of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Trump White House.
"We can confirm that Mike Gill was the victim of a shooting at the 900 block of K Street Northwest on Monday evening and is in critical condition," a spokesperson for the family said. "Out of respect for the family, we have nothing additional to add at this time."
The suspect in the shooting targeted a second driver who was in a Chrysler 200. That driver was shot to death by the suspect who stole the car. The suspect was shot to death by police in New Carrolton, Maryland.
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