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:
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
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
This 4th (and last) photo is moments after the shooting as the suspect heads west on Southgate Blvd toward Travis St. These are the only images available for release at this time. Media partners: No other information, but we will provide any & all updates here. #hounews pic.twitter.com/l13zovmcNT— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 23, 2018
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.