(ConservativeSense.com) – Bob Lee, a tech entrepreneur who founded Cash App, was fatally stabbed in San Francisco on Tuesday morning while walking home.
According to San Francisco police, the 43-year-old tech leader was attacked at 2:35 AM downtown in the Rincon Hill neighborhood, which is in the district of Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Lee was the father of two daughters and once served as the chief technology officer for the company Square.
Officers arrived on the scene to find the victim with multiple stab wounds but still alive. They could not immediately identify him but his identity was later confirmed by CBS News to be Lee. He was taken to a hospital nearby for treatment but did not survive his injuries.
No details have been released about a suspect and no arrests have been made yet.
Immediately after the attack, a friend of Lee, former UFC fighter and mixed martial arts champion, Jake Shields, tweeted about the sad news but did not immediately reveal the victim’s identity by request of the family. Once the news broke, he posted a follow-up tweet confirming it was Lee who had been killed. Shields said Lee “was in the ‘good’ part of the city” and most likely “targeted in a random mugging/attack.”
Elon Musk responded to Shields’ tweet, criticizing the city for its “horrific” rise in violent crime and its policies of releasing criminals. “Many people I know have been severely assaulted,” Musk wrote. He also tagged the San Francisco District Attorney, Brooke Jenkins, and asked if the city is “taking stronger action to incarcerate repeat violent offenders.”
Aside from founding Cash App and working with Square, Lee was also the chief product officer for the cryptocurrency company MobileCoin based out of San Francisco. He was described by The San Francisco Standard as “a longtime member of the Bay Area software development community.”
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