Cops in Houston, Texas claim this is the man who shot and killed cardiologist Mark Hausknecht, a heart doctor to former President George H.W. Bush.
UPDATE #2: Composite sketch just completed of the suspect wanted in yesterday’s killing of Dr. Hausknecht at 6600 Main. Suspect description remains same. If you recognize this male, call HPD Homicide 713-308-3600 or @CrimeStopHOU 713-222-TIPS. CS reward up to $5,000. #hounews pic.twitter.com/gQII98t7Ek
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 21, 2018
Notes describe him as a white man, “thin but fit,” in his 30’s, possibly standing between 5’9″ to 5’10” tall.
Hausknecht passed away at Ben Taub Hospital on Friday. He was 65. In a press conference that same day, Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Troy Finner told reporters that the victim was riding a bicycle northbound on Main Street. The shooter, also on a bike, passed him, turned, and opened fire at least twice, Finner said.
In an update, police said witnesses described the suspect as a “white or Hispanic male,” around 30 years old, and standing about 5’10” with a slender build. He wore a tan baseball hat, sunglasses, and was shaven, witnesses said. They described him as wearing a gray warm-up jacket over khaki shorts. Cops said further information will be released through Twitter. They are looking over surveillance video in the area, so they can release footage of the suspect, they said.
Bush issued condolences to Hausknecht’s family, colleagues, and friends in a statement published Friday.
“Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a good man,” he said. “I will always be grateful for his exceptional, compassionate care. His family is in our prayers.”
[Image via Houston Police Department]