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Resident Sally Leezer says, "He was smiling, seemed pleasant. I thought, well, he had a bag. I thought maybe he had papers he wanted to address."
Leezer would later find out resident Mahmoud Hindi had a revolver inside the bag at the Spring Creek Homeowners Association meeting at Springdale Community Church.
She was looking down at the papers handed out at the meeting then: "like you heard a shot almost like a starter pistol."
Ray Leezer, her husband and a retired LMPD narcotics officer says, "The next thing I know he left-handed fires the shot into the first victim. He was seated and soon as I saw that I got up and tried to get around the table and he takes one step and fires one shot into Mr. Merritt, another head wound."
Ray Leezer quickly used his skill and took the weapon away from Hindi, who wouldn't let go at first.
Sally Leezer says, "I remember going in the hallway and hollering 'Help,' and then came in and saw Mr. Merritt on the floor. I don't know where he was shot. There was blood everywhere. I held his hand and he breathed and I said, 'He is alive.'"
She says, "Then I look down and there's Marvin and he's on his side and he was breathing. He was shot in the head. There was stuff on the floor."
HOA President David Merritt and Board Member Marvin Fisher both died. Police say Hindi admitted to shooting the two men because of a dispute over his property including his fence.
The Leezers say the shootings were quick. Ray Leezer says, "He actually didn't make any statements. The shooter, he just looked at me and said, 'I didn't have a problem, not with you, not with you.'"
Sally Leezer then picked up the gun with a piece of paper and set it to the side and called 911. She says she still can't believe what happened.
She says, "I remember Mr. Hindi's hand out with a gun getting pushed down and people running."
In police interviews, Hindi blames the victims for making him a killer. He could face the death penalty.