execution style

execution style

Describing a shooting in which the victim is conscious and shot at close range, often with no means of escape. I'm terrified to go into that neighborhood now that I've heard about the execution style shootings that have happened there.
See also: execution, style
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They were killed by headshots in execution style," a police officer said.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian security forces in the Northern city of Aleppo discovered more than 80 bodies of young men and boys thrown in the Quweiq River after being killed execution style.
Most recently, opposition forces claimed last to have discovered over 320 bodies of civilians murdered execution style in the town of Daraya, southwest of Damascus, following a military operation against the rebels.
In March Tishane Bernard was acquitted of murder but sentenced to eight years' custody after being convicted of assisting Kemar Whittaker in shooting Andrew Huntley near a nightclub in Digbeth in an execution style killing.
One is at the end of a noose and being swung around by the neck by a guy with a green skull face sitting on the deck of an empty pool, another pig-faced cop is hanging in the corner, missing his hands and everything below about mid-torso, the third has just taken an execution style shot to the head at point blank (by a green skull-faced guy), and the fourth pig-faced cop is sitting there holding his shotgun and a dude with a green skull face has just done a frontside air over the hip of the empty pool and literally torn the pig's head off of his shoulders by smacking it with his back truck.
Twining shot Officer Pence point-blank, execution style.
Mother and husband of Chicago federal judge found dead--killed execution style.
There was the killing of almost fifty Iraqi soldiers, execution style, after they left their training area without a military escort--which even Dr.
Officers at the time described the shooting as an execution style killing of a young man in the prime of life.
Devires is spared, and recovers to track the Fed's number one suspect, Cypher (Stephen Rea), known for his trademark execution style of two bullets in the noggin.
Gang member Shauntay Henderson, 24, was on the run after the execution style murder of a 20-year-old man.
Fifteen months after an aerospace worker was gunned down by someone trying to set fire to his son's car, the son was shot to death execution style inside the same house.
Det Supt Russ Walsh said: "This was an execution style murder.
Bank employee Monica Lynne Leech of Camarillo, a 39-year-old mother of two, was shot to death execution style during Monday morning's takeover robbery.
Big trouble comes to small-town Iowa when Rudy, a Colombian illegal immigrant, is murdered execution style and his best friend comes down with chemical poisoning.