Man tells Portsmouth police he ‘killed his realtor’ before taking own life; death investigation underway

Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man fatally shot his realtor before taking his own life Friday evening in Portsmouth.

According to police, they received a call around 6 p.m. for an incident in the 70 block of Bolling Road. When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with an 84-year-old man who told them he “killed his realtor.”

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The man, Albert Baglione, was holding a weapon in his hand at the time of the encounter. After talking with police, he shut the door. At this point, police reported hearing a gunshot.

Police then established a perimeter around the house before SWAT team members entered the building and found that the man had taken his own life.

Once inside the home, officers located 41-year-old Soren Arn-Oelschlegel with a fatal gunshot wound.

Following the incident, the Hampton Roads REALTORS Association released the following statement:

It is with a heavy heart that HRRA shares the tragic passing of member Søren Arn-Oelschlegel, a REALTOR® with Long & Foster Real Estate in Suffolk. Soren was shot Friday evening in Portsmouth. He was 41 and had been a member of HRRA since 2016.

The association will release memorial details for Soren once available. As the REALTOR® community unites in mourning and support at this difficult time, we are reminded that safety is first and foremost; please visit https://www.nar.realtor/safety.

HRRA expresses its sincere condolences to Soren’s family, friends and colleagues.

The Hampton Roads Pride organization also released a statement following Arn-Oelschlegel’s death:

We are heartbroken to announce to our Hampton Roads Pride family that yesterday, Friday, October 8, 2021, Søren Arn-Oelschlegel, our brother, friend, member and volunteer was fatally shot. Our love and support goes out to Soren’s family and friends as we struggle to wrap our heads around this devastating loss. Søren’s kind and generous spirit left us too soon.

We will share updates as details regarding the investigation of his death and memorial arrangements are available.

On Monday, the Outer Banks Association of Realtors posted on Facebook that Søren was the son of BJ Oelschlegel of Ocracoke’s Lightship Realty.

Those with information can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting www.P3tips.com and submitting a tip.

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