San Fransisco police have arrested a male suspect in the recent murder of CashApp founder Bob Lee.
While the crime was initially reported as a “random attack,” police sources say Lee was murdered by a fellow tech executive he knew.
San Francisco police have made an arrest in connection with the fatal stabbing of CashApp founder, which happened earlier this month, according to Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin and other city officials.
Lee reportedly knew the suspect, who was a fellow tech executive.
The suspect was taken into custody in Emeryville on Thursday.
Supervisor Matt Dorsey praised the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) on Twitter for their diligent efforts in capturing the suspect.
“I’m grateful to SFPD’s homicide detail and all the (involved) officers… for their tireless work to bring Bob Lee’s killer to justice and for their arrest of a suspect this morning,” Dorsey wrote in a tweet.
As The Daily Fetched reported earlier this month, Lee was visiting San Francisco on a business trip when he was brutally stabbed to death in what many have described as a “good” area of town.
San Francisco Police officers responded to reports of a stabbing on the 300 block of Main Street in the city’s Rincon Hill at 2:35 am.
The officer found a man suffering from stab wounds before medics were called to the scene.
Lee was rushed to hospital, but tragically succumbed to his injuries.
As Brietbart reproted:
Although the arrest has been confirmed, no additional information or comments on the case have been made by San Francisco Police Department spokespeople. The neighborhood hopes that justice will be served in the tragic death of the CashApp founder as the investigation progresses.
According to his friend and mixed martial arts champion Jake Shields, Lee was attacked while walking. “He was in the ‘good’ part of the city and appeared to have been targeted in a random mugging/attack,” Shields shared on Twitter.
In his impressive career, Bob Lee has held positions such as Square’s chief technology officer and, most recently, MobileCoin’s chief product officer since November 2021. On Tuesday night, his coworkers started offering sincere condolences, with MobileCoin CEO Joshua Goldbard calling Lee “a force of nature.
“Bob was a force of nature. Helped to birth Android and Cash App into our world,” Goldbard told ABC7. “Moby was his dream: a privacy-protecting wallet for the 21st Century. I will miss him every day.”
Twitter CEO Elon Musk also gave his condolences, pointing out that many people he knew in the Bay Area have become victims of assault.
“Violent crime in SF is horrific and even if attackers are caught, they are often released immediately,” he lamented, calling on the city’s DA to do more.
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