Houston Cardiologist Shot and Killed on Way to Work

Posted on July 23, 2018 by Medtech[y] Staff

A Houston cardiologist, Dr. Mark Hausknecht, was killed Friday morning in a shooting near Texas Medical Center in Houston. The cardiologist was riding his bike to work at Houston Methodist Hospital when he was shot by another biker who was riding the other direction. Hausknecht was shot twice and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Houston Police Department Update

The Houston Police Department has taken to social media to get help from the public in apprehending the suspect in the shooting. 

A composite sketch was released after reviewing video evidence. Both are posted below:

Dr. Mark Hausknecht rose to fame after treating President George H.W. Bush in February 2000 for an irregular heartbeat.

"Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a good man," President Bush said in a statement. "I will always be grateful for his exceptional, compassionate care. His family is in our prayers."

Please contact the Houston PD if you have any information regarding this case. Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.