Joseph James Pappas Identified As Suspect In Murder Of George H.W. Bush’s Doctor Mark Hausknecht
Dr. Mark Hausknecht, former President George H.W. Bush‘s cardiologist, was fatally shot as he was riding his bicycle to work on July 20. Authorities finally have a suspect: Joseph James Pappas.
Pappas’ mother was a patient of Hausknecht’s 20 years ago. She died during a surgery he was performing, which Houston police believe to be his motive. Speaking with CNN, chief Art Acevedo explained they received a tip on Tuesday featuring security camera footage that Pappas was identified in. In the footage, Pappas could be seen tailing Hausknecht just moments before he was known to have been killed.
Subsequently, police got a search warrant and went to the 62-year-old man’s home. He wasn’t there, but the police left with evidence that connects Pappas to the shooting. Acevedo is also aware that Pappas had been calling people saying he’s contemplating suicide, and he hasn’t been seen in nearly two days. Nevertheless, the police are still searching for him, warning the public that Pappas is dangerous.