Two men accused of involvement in a marijuana deal that led to a fatal shooting in Federal Way are now facing federal charges.
A grand jury on Wednesday indicted 35-year-old David Ross, of Renton, and 19-year-old Lenny Brikn, of Federal Way, on drug and gun charges. They were on opposite sides of what prosecutors describe as a drug deal gone bad in October.
According to court documents, Ross and an associate were selling marijuana to Brikn and his brother, Deshawn Boykin. The brothers drew pistols and tried to rob Ross, who was also armed despite being a convicted felon. Ross shot several times as the brothers ran off. Boykin was struck and died at a hospital.
Ross was initially charged with unlawful gun possession, but King County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Dan Donohoe says that charge has been dropped as the U.S. Attorney’s Office takes the case. Donohoe says King County prosecutors are still weighing whether murder charges are warranted.