English version

trigger man

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtrigger manˈtrigger ˌman noun [countable] American English informal 🔊 🔊 a person who shoots another person, especially when they do this for someone else 🔊 Even if the trigger men are caught, those who ordered the killing escape punishment.
Examples from the Corpus
trigger manHe's not just a trigger man.The way he wrote it, I guessed he was as sure as anyone that I had been the trigger man.
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