HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Houston police have released a sketch and surveillance photos they hope will lead to the arrest of a man they say killed a prominent Houston doctor.
Dr. Mark Hausknecht was a cardiologist for Houston Methodist and was riding his bicycle to work on Friday when police say another man, who was also riding a bicycle, shot the doctor at least twice.
On Monday, police released a surveillance photo and video from a Metro Lift bus showing the doctor and the suspect.
UPDATE #4 New surveillance photo of the suspect wanted in the killing of Dr. Hausknecht. Suspect is now described as wearing a blue, short sleeved polo shirt, (not a gray warm-up suit), a khaki ball cap and khaki shorts. He has a large, fully-loaded, olive green backpack. pic.twitter.com/VRk66CFeXb— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 23, 2018
This is surveillance video from a Metro Lift bus traveling southbound on Main. The doctor and suspect are traveling northbound on Main. No other information at this time. Call HPD Homicide or @CrimeStopHOU if you can ID the suspect. All updates will be posted here. pic.twitter.com/eNwbA4zql6— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 23, 2018
On Saturday, police released a sketch of the suspect. The man is described as a white or Hispanic male, about 30 years old, around 5'10" with a slender build.
On Sunday, police released surveillance photos detailing the moments before and after the shooting.
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
Hausknecht worked as a cardiologist at Houston Methodist Hospital for many years as part of the DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.
His wife Georgia Hsieh issues a statement saying, "After spending his adult life saving and prolonging the lives of others, my talented husband, Dr. Mark Hausknecht, had his life prematurely ended.”
She also added:
"So many have asked what can be done to help. While law enforcement has given you their focus on finding the criminal, I am asking you to use your vote and your voice to stem the tide of this growing public health epidemic. Write, email or tweet your Congressional Representative urging sensible gun laws. We owe it to future generations to leave a safer environment.”
Hausknecht was well known in the medical community and even helped treat President George H.W. Bush, who sent us a statement saying, "Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a good man. I will always be grateful for his exceptional compassionate care. His family is in our prayers."
Police are asking anyone that lives near the medical center to check their surveillance cameras. Anyone with information can call HPD or they can call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.