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The suspect in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men during an eastern Louisville neighborhood homeowners’ association meeting committed suicide Saturday in his jail cell, Louisville Metro officials said.

Mahmoud Y. Hindi was found hanged using bed sheets Saturday about 10 minutes after Metro Corrections staff saw him praying in his cell, according to a news release from Metro government. CPR was performed and he was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Hindi was accused in the September 2012 shooting deaths of two men at the Springdale Community Center during a homeowners’ association meeting. He’d reportedly been involved in a property dispute.

Hindi, 56, had been in Metro Corrections since Sept. 7, 2012. He’d been charged with murder and several counts of wanton endangerment, according to Metro Corrections records.

The Louisville Metro Police Public Integrity Unit is investigating and the jail staff will also review the case. The LMPD investigation is standard procedure following jail deaths, Metro Corrections director Mark Bolton said in a statement. Investigators were at the scene of the suicide on Saturday evening, Bolton added via e-mail.