CRIME
09/07/2012 05:26 pm ET

Mahmoud Hindi Allegedly Murdered Spring Creek Homeowners Association Member Over Fence Dispute, Police Say

An alleged gunman upset over housing restrictions killed one person and wounded another at a homeowners association meeting in Kentucky last night.

Members of the Spring Creek Homeowners Association say that the suspect -- 55-year-old Mahmoud Yousef Hindi -- had an ongoing feud with neighbors over a fence and driveway he built years ago without permission, WLKY reports. On Thursday, the conflict escalated to tragedy as Hindi walked into The Springdale Community Church just before 7:30 p.m. and allegedly opened fire on the homeowners meeting.

"A man inside the building apparently fired shots striking two people -- killing one of those persons and critically injuring a second person," Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alice Smiley told reporters.

A retired Louisville police officer who happened to be in the church subdued the alleged gunman as authorities made their way to the scene, The Courrier-Journal reports.

Police transported the critically wounded individual to University Hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.

"I would say he was deranged, but that would be after the fact," Myron Pass told WDRB. "He's made threats in the neighborhood before, and just didn't get along with his neighbors. But I never thought it would go this far."

Hindi is charged with murder, assault and seven counts of wanton endangerment.

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