Dr. Mark Hausknecht’s murder in Houston…did he see inside the heart of darkness?

OK, you don’t have to be a damned seasoned investigator to smell a “hit” concerning this series of events.


Dr. Mark Hausknecht and the shooter were both riding bikes on South Main Street, near Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, shortly before 9 a.m. local time, Executive Assistant Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference.

Hausknecht, 65, was biking north when he passed the shooter going in the other direction, Finner said. The shooter turned, fired two shots at Hausknecht and rode away on his bike, Finner said.

Hausknecht was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Finner said.


Dr. Hausknecht, a cardiologist from Houston Methodist, was 65 when he was shot to death in Houston this morning, and owner of another distinction: he is the doctor who has treated former President George H.W. Bush during his dreary path of vascular ailments beginning with an irregular heartbeat in 2000.


Hausknecht and Bush 41 in 2000


The mysterious events of the murder are “intriguing” to say the least.

The killer approached the doctor face-to-face prior to contact, a manner of ascertaining absolute identification on the part of the killer. The killer continued past and then turned around and fired 2 deadly shots into the doctor’s back (to avoid screaming or other modes of panic which might divert a clean hit) and sped off on his bike.

Sounds much calmer and rehearsed than a spontaneous rage killing.

What did Dr. Hasknecht see, or hear?