By Sally RawsthorneA Yagoona man has appeared before Parramatta Local Court from his hospital bedside, charged with the murder of Five Dock man John Odisho.
Cengiz Coskun, 27, admitted himself to Auburn Hospital on Monday night with a gunshot wound to the stomach just before 4am. Since then he has remained there under police guard and Strike Force Wesson detectives on Thursday charged him with Mr Odisho’s murder as well as shooting with intent to murder, commission of a serious indictable offence and special aggravated break and enter. John Odisho, who was fatally shot in his Five Dock apartment. John Odisho, who was fatally shot in his Five Dock apartment.Credit:Facebook Just before 4am on Monday, two men scaled the balcony to an apartment in Five Dock. They burst into the unit where Mr Odisho and a male relative slept. Mr Odisho, 25, was shot in the head, while the other man was shot in the arm. They were both taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where Mr Odisho died. The other man has been discharged. Police launched a manhunt after the shooting in Five Dock. Police launched a manhunt after the shooting in Five Dock.Credit:Channel Nine Following the shooting, Mr Coskun took himself to Auburn Hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach. He briefly faced Parramatta Local Court on Thursday afternoon, where he did not apply for bail. Related Article John Odisho Crime ‘Forever an Eagle’: Five Dock shooting victim mourned It was formally refused, and he will return to the same court on May 30. Peter Daniel, a friend of Mr Odisho, described him as “one of the best Assyrian soccer players”. “Such a kind hearted man,” he wrote on Facebook. Mr Odisho played soccer for Parramatta FC, also known as the Parramatta Melita Eagles. The club’s president David Frendo released a statement about the “horrific incident” on social media on Tuesday. “It’s with deep sadness that we share with you all some devastating news. Senior player John Odisho … has sadly lost his life in a horrific incident in Five Dock earlier this week,” he wrote. “John, whom [sic] returned to Parramatta FC this season, was considered a key signing for our 2019 season. On behalf of the Parramatta Melita Eagles Sports Club Board, I offer our heartfelt condolences to John’s family, his friends and to all personnel involved with John during his time at our club. “Rest In Peace John – forever an Eagle.” Mr Odisho’s former soccer club, the Fairfield Bulls, also paid tribute. “John Odisho was a talented footballer who had come through the ranks of Fairfield Bulls and Marconi to finally end up at Parramatta FC this year,” the club said. “We encourage everyone from the Fairfield Bulls and Assyrian community to provide support for the Odisho family in this difficult time.”