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New details released in death of Hampton Roads realtor killed in murder-suicide

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Oct 11, 2021

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Non-lethal baton shells still litter the driveway at 74 Bolling Road in Portsmouth, the scene of a tragic and bizarre murder-suicide Friday night.

"He bought the house site unseen from Alabama, moved in here Thursday and called a real estate agent Friday to return the house," a neighbor told News 3.

The neighbor says 84-year-old Albert Baglione had just moved into the home before the tragedy unfolded. Soren Arn-Oelschlegel, a real estate agent, drove to the home to help the man displeased with his home purchase.

Police then responded to the home around 6 p.m.

That's when Baglione said he killed his realtor.

Arn-Oelschlegel, who worked for Long & Foster in Suffolk, was shot dead in the home.

"He called his son after he shot the real estate agent," said the neighbor.

When police arrived, they talked with Baglione, who was holding a weapon. He then shut the door, and that's when a SWAT team arrived.

Minutes later, they heard a gunshot - Baglione had turned the gun on himself.

"The LGBTQ community of Hampton Roads has lost a vibrant person [who's] hard to replace," said Rudy Almanzor.

Almanzor is president of Hampton Roads Pride. Arn-Oelschlegel had been a member of the LGBTQ non-profit for more than a decade, an avid volunteer active in the LGBTQ community.

"He always had tons of energy. I never saw him not smiling, laughing and wanting to have fun. He worked hard, played hard," said Almanzor.

Almanzor was stunned hearing the news, confused as to why and how could this have happened.

"I literally had to read it four to five times and was like, 'This does not make sense,'" he said. "We are here to build up community, and one of our building blocks is missing."

Hampton Roads Pride will be planning a memorial service set for this week to honor Arn-Oelschlegel.