Federal Way man pleads guilty to role in drug deal that left his brother dead

Staff writerApril 24, 2014 

A Federal Way man on Thursday pleaded guilty to his part in a drug deal turned attempted robbery that ultimately left his brother dead, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Lenny Brikn Jr., 19, faces at least seven years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 1. He pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and using a firearm during a crime of violence.

The shooting happened Oct. 17, 2013, at a Federal Way apartment complex where Brikn and his brother, Deshawn Boykin, arranged to buy marijuana from David Ross, 35, and another man.

At the meeting, Brikn and Boykin allegedly pulled out “Mac 10” style semi-automatic pistols, ordered the other men to get on the ground and tried to steal their marijuana.

Ross, however, was also armed and the brothers ended up fleeing. Ross fired several shots as they ran, twice striking Boykin.

Ross is charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, unlawful possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. His trial is set for June and he faces a minimum 10-year sentence if convicted as charged.

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