Man kept in custody for Sydney shooting

A man collapsed into his girlfriend’s arms after being fatally shot outside a western Sydney unit.

Details of last week’s shooting were revealed in documents at Fairfield Local Court on Wednesday, when Daniel Haile was due to appear having been charged with the murder of Raymond Pasnin.

Mr Pasnin, 27, was shot in Pendle Hill after spending the day with his girlfriend looking after his daughter, police facts say.

Haile, 26, chose not be in the courtroom and lawyer Leo Premutico said his client isn’t applying for bail, which was formally refused.

Mr Pasnin, his girlfriend and his daughter had gone to his mother’s Pendle Hill unit before the child’s mother came to pick her up close to 11pm.

A short time after returning his sleeping daughter at the door, Mr Pasnin and his girlfriend left to spend the night at his girlfriend’s Seven Hills home.

As she operated the remote key to the car, she heard what she first thought were firecrackers and turned to see Mr Pasnin fighting a man she had seen at the bottom of the apartment block stairs.

“During this time the victim was attempting to grab hold of the male person, who was trying to escape,” the court papers say.

The man, who she described as “Arabic” in appearance and wearing a baseball cap and tracksuit, fell, cut his finger and fled.

Mr Pasnin collapsed in his girlfriend’s arms and was pronounced dead at Westmead Hospital.

A post mortem found he died after a bullet travelled through his elbow, entered his torso, pierced his aorta and travelled through his lungs.

Police arrested Haile, from Auburn, in Parramatta on Thursday afternoon after a witness identified his number plate and clothes from a description of those worn at the crime.

DNA on the clothes and blood on a plastic bag matched that of Haile and police say they noticed a graze on his finger which would match the injuries sustained on the driveway.

The matter will next be mentioned at Parramatta Local Court on January 16.

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