The Latest: Family, friends remember slain doctor as generous

HOUSTON – The Latest on the shooting of a doctor as he drove on his bike.(all times are local):

4:35 pm

Family, friends and patients are describing a Houston cardiologist fatally shot while riding his bicycle to work as a humble and generous person.

They say that Dr. Mark Hausknecht deeply cared about his patients, who volunteered in his community and cared about the environment, often recycling of the cans on his daily commute on the bike.

Houston police on Monday continued pursuing various leads in the Friday death of Hausknecht, who once treated former President George H. W. Bush. The police also released a composite sketch of the suspected shooter.

Dr. Neal Kleiman, who knew Hausknecht for more than 30 years, says Hausknecht was always friendly and compassionate with his patients.

In a statement, Hausknecht, the wife of Dr. Georgia R. Hsieh, called for “sensible gun laws” after the death of her husband.


10:15 pm

Authorities in Houston have released a composite sketch of the man suspected of fatally shooting a cardiologist who once treated former President George H. W. Bush.

Dr. Mark Hausknecht was shot to death while riding his bike to work Friday morning in the Texas Medical Center. The police said that the shooter drove past Hausknecht, then he turned around and opened fire.

The suspect sketch released in the weekend, shows a man wearing glasses and a hat. The police have also released surveillance photos taken from a distance, that seem to be the cyclists cross paths.

The authorities examine whether the killing was targeted or random.

Hausknecht treated george w. Bush in February 2000 for an irregular heartbeat after the ex-president complained of dizziness during a visit to Florida.

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