SWAT team SURROUND suspect linked to death of George HW Bush’s doctor

03 August, 2018, 10:29 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said that authorities have an arrest warrant for Pappas, who is armed, risky and potentially suicidal, NBC reported.

Spencer said she immediately called her daughter to try to contact him and called the police.

"This man is risky, this man is capable, this man has some skills (with firearms)", he said.

- Houston police have identified the suspect in the murder of a well-known Houston cardiologist.

"We know that he had a lot. had firearms, more than one, ' Acevedo said, adding that they were 'absolutely" certain he is to blame for the doctor's death.

Houston Police said they searched the home of Joseph James Pappas, the suspected gunman and are actively looking for him.

Pappas may have been seeking revenge for his mother, who died on the doctor's operating table more than 20 years ago, authorities said.

Acevedo told reporters that evidence indicated Pappas put a lot of planning into the alleged crime.

SWAT and other law enforcement agencies responded to a report of a disturbance Thursday at the Westbury home of Joseph Pappas at the intersection of Stillbrooke Drive and Doud Street. They said that Pappas' mother died while the cardiologist, Mark Hausknecht, was performing surgery on her 20 years ago.

Police received a tip on Tuesday after CCTV was released of the suspect.

Pappas has not been heard from since Tuesday morning, when he texted someone to say he was going to kill himself.

The Harris County District's Attorney's Office issued a murder warrant for Pappas' arrest Wednesday.

A 20-year grudge led to the cold-blooded shooting of a Houston doctor as he rode his bicycle to work last month, police say.

Dr Hausknecht treated President Bush in 2000 for an irregular heartbeat after the former politician complained of lightheadedness.

Mr Acevedo noted that Joseph James Pappas, the suspect in the investigation, should be regarded as armed, risky and possibly suicidal.

Police previously released surveillance images of the shooting, which took place as Hausknecht rode a bicycle to work, and shared eyewitness testimony of the shooting.

"Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a good man". "I will always be grateful for his exceptional, compassionate care".

Hausknecht's wife, Georgia Hsieh, said police told her that her husband was riding through a building area when the gunman rode up in front of him and fired three shots while facing him.



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