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Very Suspicious: Cash App Creator, Bob Lee Fatally Stabbed in San Francisco


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Cashapp CEO, 43, was chief product officer at the cryptocurrency start-up MobileCoin. The case remains under investigation.

According to Time; Bob Lee, a tech executive and investor who was instrumental in creating the mobile payment service Cash App, was fatally stabbed on the street in San Francisco on Tuesday, according to his family.

The San Francisco Police Department said it responded to a call about a stabbing in the Rincon Hill neighborhood about 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday. The police did not identify the victim, a 43-year-old man with “apparent stab wounds,” who died at a hospital.

But KPIX, the local CBS affiliate, reported that friends of Mr. Lee said he was the victim, which was confirmed Wednesday morning on Facebook by his father, Rick Lee of Miami, as well as public officials.

The San Francisco district attorney, Brooke Jenkins, said on Twitter that no arrests had been made in the case as of Wednesday morning. “We do not tolerate these horrific acts of violence in San Francisco,” she said.

Matt Dorsey, the Democratic San Francisco city supervisor who represents Rincon Hill, a neighborhood of condos and corporate offices near the Bay Bridge, said on Twitter that Mr. Lee’s death was “a senseless tragedy that I know is made worse by the fact that no suspect is yet in custody.”

Mr. Dorsey, said that he had been speaking with the police about the investigation into the stabbing since Tuesday morning.

“I’ve also heard from many constituents in the area — some of whom have already voiced concerns to me about public safety challenges — and I’m asking everyone to cooperate with police in their investigation, especially those with access to surveillance video that may help,” Mr. Dorsey said.

Mr. Lee had recently moved to Miami, according to his father’s Facebook post. Rick Lee wrote that he moved in with his son after Bob’s mother died in 2019, and that they had made the move to Florida in October. It was not known how long Mr. Lee had been in San Francisco on his latest visit or where he was staying.

“Bob would give you the shirt off his back,” his father wrote in a Facebook post. “He would never look down on anyone and adhered to a strict no-judgment philosophy.”

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