Crime

Suspect in shooting at homeowners meeting was depressed

LOUISVILLE — Records show the suspect in a shooting that killed two people at a homeowners meeting in Louisville had suffered from severe depression.

The Courier-Journal cited records obtained from the Kentucky medical licensing board through an open records request in reporting that Mahmoud Yousef Hindi, a nuclear physician, gave up his medical practice in Mayfield because of depression.

The records show that the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure investigated Hindi after a 2006 accusation that he ordered medical tests for a person after his license expired.

As part of the investigation, David A. Meyer of Paducah Psychiatry Group wrote a letter to the board in 2007 that said Hindi had been under his treatment for severe depression for three years and "despite multiple interventions" he still showed symptoms and was unable to practice medicine.

"Dr. Hindi is a fine gentleman with unlimited patience. He has cooperated fully with treatment efforts," Meyer wrote.

Records show Hindi had expressed a desire to reopen his practice.

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