An 84-year-old man who became angry at the state of a sight-unseen property he had purchased shot his real estate agent dead before turning the gun on himself when police arrived in a murder-suicide in
Søren Arn-Oelschlegel, 41, was fatally shot by Albert Baglione, 84, on Friday.
Police in the city of Portsmouth arrived at the home on Bolling Road and found Baglione, who said he was armed and had killed Arn-Oelschlegel.
Baglione then went back inside the house, and officers heard a gunshot moments later.
A SWAT team then entered the building to find that he had taken his own life, finding both Baglione and Arn-Oelschlegel dead.
A neighbor told reporters that Baglione, an Alabama resident, had signed a contract to buy the home.
He signed the deed without seeing it, and was then unhappy with his purchase.
A Virginia real estate agent, 41-year-old Søren Arn-Oelschlegel was killed by one of his clients in what’s being ruled a murder-suicide
Police in the town of Portsmouth arrived at a home on Bolling Road and found Baglione, who said he was armed and had killed Arn-Oelschlegel
Arn-Oelschlegel was going to the home because Baglione had called him, angry and wanted to return it.
He was trying to reassure Baglione about the purchase.
The real estate agent has been remembered by the local LGBTQ community as a dedicated friend and volunteer.
‘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,’ the local nonprofit Hampton Road Pride wrote on their Facebook page.
‘Our love and support goes out to Soren’s family and friends as we struggle to wrap our heads around this devastating loss. Soren’s kind and generous spirit left us too soon.’
The president of Hampton Roads Pride, Rudy Almanzor, said Arn-Oelschlegel was a huge part of the group.
‘He always had tons of energy. I never saw him not smiling, laughing, and wanting to have fun. He worked hard, played hard,’ Almanzor said of Arn-Oelschlegel.
Hampton Roads Pride is holding a candlelight vigil for Arn-Oelschlegel Thursday night.
‘I literally had to read it four to five times and was like, ‘This does not make sense,” Almanzor said. ‘We are here to build up the community, and one of our building blocks is missing.’
Portsmouth’s Major Crimes Unit is still investigating the case.
A neighbor told reporters that Baglione, an Alabama resident, signed a contract to purchase the home he was found. He signed the deed without seeing it and unhappy with himself
Hampton Roads Pride is holding a candlelight vigil for Arn-Oelschlegel Thursday night. He was considered a dedicated member of the local LGBTQ family
Portsmouth’s Major Crimes Unit is still investigating the case