Gunman Who Shot Former Doctor of George HW Bush Had ‘Fully-Loaded’ Backpack, New Footage Reveals

Mimi Nguyen Ly
By Mimi Nguyen Ly
July 25, 2018US News
Gunman Who Shot Former Doctor of George HW Bush Had ‘Fully-Loaded’ Backpack, New Footage Reveals


The gunman who shot George H.W. Bush’s former doctor last week was wearing a “fully-loaded” backpack, as seen in a new surveillance footage released by Houston Police Department.

A man riding a bicycle fatally shot Dr. Mark Hausknecht, 65, twice in the torso on the morning of July 20, authorities said. Hausknecht, a renowned cardiologist, was also on a bike at the time. He was taken down immediately as the gunman fled the scene.

Hausknecht was seen by a private ambulance driver who stopped to assist, local media reported, with paramedics applying CPR. Hausknecht was then transported to Ben Taub Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“The suspect is now described as wearing a blue, short-sleeved polo shirt (not a grey warm-up suit), a khaki ball cap and khaki shorts,” police wrote on Twitter.

“He has a large, fully-loaded, olive green backpack.”

Houston Police said the shooting happened in front of a hotel at 6600 Main Street in Houston. They are still actively looking for the suspect and believe the man to be white or Hispanic and aged around 30 years old.

Crime Stoppers deputy director Nichole Christoph said that fewer than a dozen tips were received, but none were able to help identify a suspect, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“This is a crime that doesn’t make sense,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said July 21, reported the Houston Chronicle. “We don’t even have a motive yet.”

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

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