Surveillance photo released of suspect wanted in killing of cardiologist bicycling in Texas Medical Center

HOUSTON— The Houston Police Department has released new photos of the man suspected of killing prominent cardiologist Dr. Mark Hausknecht, 65, while he was riding his bike in the Texas Medical Center Friday morning.

Hauskneckt was riding northbound on Main Street near Holcomb Boulevard on his way to work at the DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center when another cyclist riding a light-colored bike pulled alongside him around 8:50 a.m. The suspect fired at least twice, hitting Hauskneckt.

The doctor was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital with gunshot wounds to the head, torso and upper left arm. He later died in the emergency room from his injuries.

The man seen in the surveillance footage riding behind Hausknecht is described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall and of slender build. He was wearing a gray warm-up jacket with khaki shorts, a tan baseball cap and glasses at the time of the shooting. He’s also clean shaven. Police believe he is around 30 years of age.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Houston Police Department Homicide Division directly at 713-308-3600.