Cardiologist murder suspect seen on surveillance images?
The police video of the suspect, a prominent cardiologist died.
Houston Police released new surveillance video Monday of a suspect in the murder of a prominent cardiologist who once treated former President George H. W. Bush.
Authorities posted the video on social media and said it showed the suspect on a bike in a neighborhood moments after Dr. Mark Hausknecht was shot while he has his own bike to work on the morning of July 20.
The images show a person with a ball cap riding a bike. The authorities have described the suspect as a white or Hispanic man with a short-sleeved polo shirt and khaki shorts.
Dr. Mark Hausknecht with the former President George H. W. Bush in 2000.
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Last week, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters that there is a “high probability” that Hausknecht was the target of the shooter. Investigators say the shooter drove past Hausknecht, before turning around and shooting.
The images released Monday are the latest in a series of photos and videos that have been made public by the authorities, including a sketch.
In 2000, Hausknecht treated Bush for an irregular heartbeat after the 41st president complained about dizziness. After Hausknecht death, Bush called Hausknecht “a fantastic cardiologist and a good man.”
“I will always be grateful for his exceptional, compassionate care,” Bush added. “His family is in our prayers.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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