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"controlling shot"

Posted by Valeriy on October 25, 2006

English equivalent to "controlling shot".

Russian hired killers nowadays practice a last shot to the apparently dead victim's head at a close distance to make sure there is no escape. They call it "control shot" or "controlling shot" and these terms have already been accepted by English-speaking meadia. Is there an English original equivalent to this expression?
Thank you.