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Marvin Fisher's wife remembers him as a great man

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The wife of one of the men shot inside a Louisville church last week says the community has lost a great man.  Marvin Fisher passed away Sunday morning at University Hospital.

WDRB's Tamara Evans sat down with his wife, who says she had a feeling something was wrong Thursday evening.  Candace Fisher says her husband was on the Board of Directors for the Spring Creek Homeowners Association, and was a past president.  She never imagined that an HOA meeting, would turn violent.

69-year-old Marvin Fisher was critically injured that evening when police say 55-year-old Mahmoud Hindi shot Fisher and another man over a property dispute.  The other man, 73-year-old David Merritt, was the president of the Homeowners Association and died from his injuries.

On Thursday evening, when Candace Fisher realized what happened nearby at Springdale Community Church, she went there hoping to find her husband.

She says, "I saw two ambulances leave at that time and in my heart I knew my husband was in one of those ambulances. You just know these things somehow, I guess."

She later found out he had been shot by calling University Hospital.

"It's really great they took him there because I used to work at University Hospital and I got so much support when I was in the hospital with all the nurses and people I used to work with coming up to the floor and hugging me and telling me how sorry they were."

Marvin Fisher, a retired Louisville banker of 35 years, passed away Sunday in the hospital. He and Candace had been married for 43 years.

"He was a kind, loving, positive, caring, wonderful, wonderful man and that this community has lost a great deal by his death," says Candace Fisher.

She says her husband didn't discuss the property dispute problems with Mahmoud Hindi often, but does recall concern from neighbors.

 "Mr. Hindi had threatened several people. Said he had a gun but he never showed it to anyone as far as I know," says Candace Fisher.

Candace Fisher, and their son Paul, are now trying to deal with this tragedy.

She says they have no anger toward the accused shooter's family.

"Because we know that they had nothing to do with this act of senseless violence and our hearts go out to them too because he destroyed their lives as much as he did ours," says Candace Fisher.

Fisher is planning a celebration of life for her husband this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Hurstbourne Christian Church.  She's asking people to wear bright colors to remember him.

As for David Merritt, his visitation was Monday at Evergreen Funeral Home.

Mahmoud Hindi is in jail on a $1 million bond, and police say he is expected to face another murder charge.

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