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Cash App founder Bob Lee was stabbed to death in a random early morning assault in San Francisco.
Friends and colleagues have confirmed the death of Mr. Lee, who is believed to have died early Tuesday.
He was discovered at 2:35 a.m. outside a luxury apartment building on the 300 block of Main St, near Rincon Hill and the Bay Bridge.
The San Francisco Police Department said, “Officers arrived at the scene and located a 43-year-old adult male victim with apparent stab wounds. Officers came to the rescue and called medics to the scene.”
“The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite the efforts of first responders and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries,” the SFPD added.
No arrests have been made in the case, which is being investigated by the SFPD Homicide Detail.
Mr. Lee founded Cash App, then became CTO of payment company Block. When he died, he was a product manager at MobileCoin, a crypto payment company.
MobileCoin CEO Releases Statement After Bob Lee’s Passing
Mr. Lee was Chief Product Officer at MobileCoin, a crypto payments company, at the time of his death.
Company CEO Josh Goldbard released a statement honoring his friend and colleague.
Gustaf KilanderApril 5, 2023 4:30 p.m.
“A lot of people I know have been severely assaulted,” Musk says
Responding to former MMA fighter Jake Shields’ reaction to Mr Lee’s death, Elon Musk writing that he was “very sorry to hear that”.
“Many people I know have been seriously assaulted,” he added. “Violent crime in SF is horrific and even if the perpetrators are caught, they are often released immediately.”
“Is the city taking stronger action to incarcerate repeat violent offenders @BrookeJenkinsSF?” he asked, identifying the San Francisco District Attorney.
Gustaf KilanderApril 5, 2023 4:20 p.m.
San Francisco Police Full Statement
San Francisco police shared a statement regarding Mr. Lee’s death at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Here is the statement in full:
Gustaf KilanderApril 5, 2023 4:10 p.m.
Cash App creator stabbed to death in San Francisco, report says
Cash App founder Bob Lee was stabbed to death in San Francisco in a seemingly random assault early Tuesday morning, friends and colleagues have confirmed.
Mr. Lee was found at 2.35am outside a luxury apartment in the 300 block of Main St, near Rincon Hill and the Bay Bridge, with life-threatening stab wounds, the San Francisco Police Department said. Francisco in a statement.
The 43-year-old technical executive was treated at the scene by first responders before being rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries, police said. No arrests were made.