Portsmouth Police investigating after man allegedly fatally shot realtor, then himself

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Oct 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-10 00:27:48-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police are investigating after a man allegedly fatally shot his realtor, then himself, Friday night.

According to police, the incident happened around 5:59 p.m. in the 70 block of Bowling Road. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 84-year-old Albert A. Baglione armed with a weapon.

Baglione told police that he had killed his Realtor, then closed his door. Police then heard a gunshot from behind the door.

Police established a secure perimeter around the home, and a SWAT team entered the building to find Baglione dead. Police said they also located 41-year-old Soren Arn-Oelshlegel, a Norfolk-based Realtor with Long and Foster, inside the residence with a fatal gunshot wound.

Several neighbors tell News 3 the 84-year-old had just moved to the neighborhood and only lived in the house for a few days before the shooting.

"He just looked like maybe he had a mental breakdown or something. He didn’t look right at all. He kept driving up and down the street all day," Jay said, a neighbor of Albert Baglione.

The neighbor says she saw several police cars Friday night.

"Maybe at least 23 police cars. They had SWAT and everything out here. The roads were blocked. No one could go out and no one could come in."

Gone too soon, friends of Soren Oeslschlegal, a Realtor in Hampton Roads says he had a bright soul.

"He just had a magnetic personality that drew everybody to him. For me, it was so hard," Russell Bryant said, a friend of Soren Oeslschlegal and realtor.

Cliff Baxter was friends with Soren for ten years. He says he had a smile that would light up any room.

"I was in the process of purchasing a house or condo so he was actually helping me go through the steps I needed to do. He was a very successful Realtor at that," Baxter said, a friend of Oeslschlegal.

Jennifer Warner was friends with Oeslschlegal for more than twenty years and says she's heartbroken to learn of his death.

"He had an infectious laugh beautiful mouth full of white teeth and smile was so beautiful. It was just his heart. I saw him help people that no one else would have helped. We're going to be missing that so much from him because he was such a good person," Warner said.

Friends of the late realtor say he was very involved in the community

"The pride events throughout Hampton Roads, we both were big in those events. He served a lot on committees so he helped get us bigger spaces and better venues," Russell Bryant said, a friend of Oeslschlegal and a realtor in Hampton Roads.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (757) 393–8536 or submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers can also submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app or visit the Portsmouth Crime Line Website to submit an anonymous tip.

The case has been assigned to the Major Crimes Unit.

This is a developing story.