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Founder of Cash App and IT executive slain in a stabbing in San Francisco

San Francisco saw the fatal stabbing of Cash App founder Bob Lee

About 2:35 am on Tuesday according to the San Francisco Police Department officers were called to a stabbing report in the Rincon Hill neighborhood. The victim a 43-year-old male who died in a hospital from “apparent stab wounds” was not identified by the police. Nevertheless the local CBS station KPIX stated that Mr. Lees acquaintances claimed he was the victim and this was later confirmed.

In his letter Mr. Lee stated that “Bob would give you the clothes off his back.” He had a firm no-judgment ethic and would never look down on anyone.

Bobs brother Tim Oliver Lee sent a message regarding his brothers passing on Facebook. He remarked “I was so blessed to grow up with dad and I feel like Ive lost part of myself.”

The killing of Mr. Lee was “a needless tragedy that I know is made worse by the fact that no suspect is currently in custody” tweeted Matt Dorsey a Democratic San Francisco city supervisor who represents Rincon Hill a neighborhood close to the Bay Bridge condos and business offices.

The San Francisco supervisor Mr. Dorsey said that since Tuesday morning he had been in contact with the police regarding the stabbing investigation.

“I’ve also heard from numerous residents in the region some of whom have already expressed concerns to me about public safety difficulties” Mr. Dorsey said. “Im encouraging everyone to cooperate with police in their investigation particularly those with access to surveillance footage that may help.”

Mr. Lee had a “kaleidoscopic” intellect according to Mr. Goldbard who said Mr. Lee “was like a brother to me” on Twitter.

Bob would be right there with you Mr. Goldbard added “telling you all the ways he had previously thought about the subject. Choose a topic.

Maybe his most well-known work was on the Cash App which is currently owned by Block a business founded by Jack Dorsey. On the social media platform Nostr Mr. Dorsey the former CEO of Twitter referred to Mr. Lees passing as “heartbreaking.” He said that “Bob was crucial to Square and Cash App.”

Abras CEO Bill Barhydt stated on Twitter that Mr. Lee “didnt deserve to be assassinated” since he was a kind kind person.

She said “He was always grinning.” Thats how Ill remember him she said.

According to the city homicides in San Francisco have somewhat increased in recent years after falling to 41 cases in 2019 the lowest level in over 60 years. In 2022 there were 56 murders recorded.

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