One of two men involved in a marijuana deal that led to a fatal shooting in Federal Way was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.
One of two men involved in a marijuana deal that resulted in a fatal shooting in Federal Way in October 2013 was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.
David Ross, 36, of Renton, was indicted in January 2014 by a federal grand jury in Seattle on drug and gun charges. He later pleaded guilty to felony charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Also indicted was Lenny Brikn Jr., 20, of Federal Way.
According to court documents, Ross and an associate were selling marijuana to Brikn and his brother, Deshawn Boykin. The brothers drew handguns and tried to rob Ross, who was also armed despite being a convicted felon.
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Ross shot several times as the brothers ran off. Boykin was struck and died at a hospital.
Brikn was sentenced in September to seven years in prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime.
Ross was initially charged with unlawful gun possession, but the King County Prosecutor’s Office dropped that charge when the U.S. Attorney’s Office took over the case.