03/26/2011 01:57 pm ET Updated May 26, 2011

Brian Russell Kaplon And Alleged Murderer Friends Since Fifth Grade

First police thought it was a tragic accident at the end of a St. Patrick's Day party, but now they were calling it a homicide.

Brian Russell Kaplon, 32, an NBC Universal digital distribution executive who grew up in Chatsworth, was shot in the chest in the early minutes of  March 18 with a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. Kaplon was shot in the garage of childhood friend David Andrew Armstrong, 32, in the gated community of Sorrento in Porter Ranch. He reportedly was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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