Once Guy Coffey’s secret spilled out on the Baltimore streets, he only had months to live, federal prosecutors said.
Coffey, 28, had been working as a police informant, tipping off detectives to crimes by a gang of hit men and drug dealers known as “Trained To Go.”
At least 10 of the alleged gang members were in jail last year on federal charges. But a defense attorney sent one of them a letter with Coffey’s name. The letter leaked out.
Soon, there was a $20,000 bounty on Coffey, and he was shot to death in June.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Gardner told all this to a federal judge in Baltimore last week.
“This was a targeted killing,” Gardner told the...