Was Death of George H.W. Bush's Doctor an Act of Revenge?

Arrest warrant issued for suspect in killing of former President George HW Bush’s doctor

Arrest warrant issued for suspect in killing of former President George HW Bush’s doctor

Police believe Pappas was acting in revenge for the death of his mother Julia who died on Hausknecht's operating in April 1997 at the age of 90.

The shooting occurred the morning of July 20, according to police, while Mark Hausknecht biked to work.

Art Acevedo, Houston police chief, commented on the attack, stating: "There was a lot of planning that went into this".

Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference Wednesday that the suspect, Joseph James Pappas, 65, should be considered armed and risky.

Police searched his home at 4 a.m., August 1, and have been in contact with Spencer. Police search at murder suspect's home " We're always careful but especially with a suspect who has an active murder warrant and we have learned is skilled with firearms and training", said HPD Exec.

Pappas was licensed as a real estate broker and had a business called "Pappas Realty Company", according to the Texas Real Estate Commission. He is considered armed and unsafe, and police believe he may be suicidal.

A reported sighting of Joseph James Pappas near his Westbury home sparked an intense search late Thursday as police set up a perimeter in hopes of catching the suspect.

Mr Pappas worked as a peace officer and reserve officer for Harris County Constable Precincts 2 and 7 from 1983 to 2013. "He's very risky and we need to get him into custody", Acevedo said.

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"If there's a bully he had in high school I would tell that person to take an unplanned vacation to Alaska", the friend said.

The day before Pappas allegedly killed Hausknecht, Pappas signed his Westbury neighborhood home over to an OH woman, the Houston Chronicle reported.

"There was a lot of planning that went into this, and sadly, some skill", Acevedo told reporters. The suspect has multiple firearms and has made phone calls indicating he was considering suicide, Acevedo has said.

"If you think about his fascination with the doctor and the fact that he ends up killing this man in cold blood, the only thing we can think of is the connection between his mother dying over 20 years ago during surgery", Acevedo said.

Acevedo said home surveillance video led to a tipster recognizing and identifying Pappas on Tuesday.

The couple lived in an upscale neighborhood not far from the Texas Medical Center in southwest Houston.

Former president Bush released a statement about Hausknecht's death through his spokesman.

Dr. Sally Miller is a family friend of the Hausknecht's.

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