Police sketch released of suspect believed to have killed George Bush's former doctor
Authorities have recently released a sketch of the suspect that gunned down Dr. Mark Hausknecht, the man who treated former President George H. W. Bush's heart almost 20 years ago.
65-year-old Hausknecht was shot and killed last Friday, July 20, 2018, at around 9 a.m. on his way to work at the Houston Methodist Hospital, but the identity of the suspect is still a mystery.
On Saturday, the Houston Police took to Twitter to release a sketch of what the killer might look like, hoping that people who live nearby have gotten a glimpse of the man's face before he left the scene.
Hausknecht was riding his bike down the street and so as the killer, who was then spotted traveling west on Southgate Boulevard on a light-colored bike.
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
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Authorities have already analyzed several surveillance footages from businesses located in the area and discovered a clip in which a man can be seen fleeing in a mountain bike.
Art Acevedo, Houston Police Chief, revealed on Saturday that the crime didn't make any sense and that they were struggling to comprehend what led the man to kill Hausknecht.
UPDATE on this morning's fatal shooting at 6600 Main Street: pic.twitter.com/Srgvcss4rW— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 20, 2018
According to the police, the man is around 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches and of slender build. At the time of the murder, he was wearing a gray warmup jacket, khaki shorts, sunglasses and a baseball cap.
UPDATE#3: Road traveled: These still photos show Dr. Hausknecht (in green) & the suspect (in red). The Dr. is headed north at 6700 Main & crossing into the W Holcombe Blvd intersect. 2nd & 3rd photos are suspect behind the Dr. The shooting happened moments later, one block away. pic.twitter.com/d56PDIu4Ah— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 23, 2018
The authorities are also asking for the help of the community, especially those who live along Hausknecht's path to work. They are encouraged to check their security videos and try to see if the doctor was being followed that morning.
.@HoustonPolice release sketch of suspect that killed cardiologist Dr. Mark Hausknecht.— Lindsey Henry (@LindseyHenry365) July 22, 2018
Know anything? Call HPD or you can also call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
FULL STORY: https://t.co/A1pfLFdqv6 @FOX26Houston @CrimeStopHOU #Houston #HouNews pic.twitter.com/8o94jWKEFd
The late 65-year-old was seen as a true role model, having practiced medicine for almost 40 years, specializing in cardiovascular diseases. In fact, he was so good, that he was the one chosen to treat Bush for an irregular heartbeat in 2000.
The former President was very impressed with Hausknecht, considering him a 'fantastic cardiologist and a good man,' adding that he would always have him and his loved ones in the Bush family's prayers.