UPDATE: HPD Releases Photos And Video Of Suspect In Killing Of Renowned Cardiologist

Dr. Mark Hausknecht was shot to death while riding his bike to work last Friday

Authorities in Houston have released a composite sketch, as well as photos and video, 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 bicycle to work last Friday in the Texas Medical Center. Police have said the shooter rode past Hausknecht, then turned around and opened fire.

The suspect sketch released over the weekend depicts a man wearing glasses and a cap. Police have also released surveillance photos, taken from a distance, that appear to show the bicyclists crossing paths.

Authorities are investigating whether the killing was targeted or random.

Hausknecht treated Bush in February 2000 for an irregular heartbeat after the ex-president complained about feeling light headed while visiting Florida.

On Monday afternoon, the Houston Police Department (HPD) released additional details about the suspect via Twitter.

A new surveillance photo and video of the suspect showed him wearing a blue, short sleeved polo shirt, a khaki ball cap and khaki shorts. HPD’s tweet also noted the suspect had a large, fully-loaded, olive green backpack.




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