For Immediate Release - March 26, 2012

Kenneth Bloomquist Investigation Results

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that the Medical Examiner's Office has found the cause of death regarding Kenneth Bloomquist (DOB: 04/28/1947) of West Tisbury, to be gunshot wounds to the chest. Mr. Bloomquist sustained these wounds while assaulting his wife with a shotgun. During the incident, Mrs. Bloomquist sustained gunshot wounds in the area of her leg. She has been hospitalized.

An investigation has been ongoing since the incident on the morning of March 23, 2012. All of the forensics and other evidence support the conclusion of a homicide during an act of self-defense.

There will be no further action in this matter.