Realtor shot and killed in Portsmouth

By on October 11, 2021

Victim is son of Ocracoke realty company owner

A Norfolk realtor, who is the son of an Outer Banks Realtor, was shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Portsmouth, VA on Oct. 8.

According to the Virginian-Pilot and other media accounts, 41-year-old Soren Arn-Oelschlegel was found shot to death inside the home of 84-year-old Albert A. Baglione, who told police who arrived at the scene that he had killed his realtor. Then Baglione, according to news accounts, went inside his home and took his own life.

A co-owner of Lightship Realty in Ocracoke confirmed that Oelschlegel is the son of B.J. Oelschlegel, a partner in that company.

The Voice has contacted the Portsmouth VA Police Department seeking further details.

On the morning of Oct. 11, the Outer Banks Association of Realtors posted its own message of condolence along with one from Rosemarie Riccitelli Doshier.

“Join us in sending sincere condolences and prayers to the Oelschlegel family.

It really gives you pause when a tragedy happens so close to home. The shocking news of a 41- year-old REALTOR being shot and killed by his buyer is unreal but the saddest part, he was the son of one of our own, BJ Oelschlegel of Ocracoke’s Lightship Realty. Our thoughts and prayers go out to BJ and her family.”



  • hightider

    Sorry to say that when dealing with the public, a CWP is necessary if you are inclined and have training – there are too many violent, crazy people out there. The victim sounded like a nice young man who had the misfortune to deal with a nut. How tragic for his death to come out of the blue and leave his family, friends, and loved ones in shock over something so cruel and unexpected. As for the shooter – you could have committed suicide and let a young man live; hopefully you will be punished after death.

    Monday, Oct 11 @ 5:47 pm
  • hightider

    WAVY says the crazy killer bought a home in VA Beach online and when he arrived, became dissatisfied. This is so sad for a man who was loved and admired for so many. Never assume that today may be your last. Condolences to his heartbroken family.

    Tuesday, Oct 12 @ 3:45 pm
  • Sandman


    Definitely an unfortunate truth that we should carry everyday in these times… training and familiarization is of paramount importance. Exercise your 2A rights, stay vigilant and train as often as possible. Stay safe.

    Wednesday, Oct 13 @ 7:49 am
  • lippy

    Such a tragic story. How did this unbalanced individual get his hands on a firearm?

    Friday, Oct 15 @ 7:29 am