Bob Lee, a well-known tech executive and founder of the mobile payment service Cash App, was reportedly stabbed in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Fox News, the incident occurred on Tuesday at 2:35 am on the 300 block of Main Street. Upon receiving a call about the attack, the police reached the scene and found the victim, calling for medical assistance immediately. The injured man was then transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. While the San Francisco medical examiner has not yet officially identified the man, some of Mr. Lee's friends have confirmed that it was him, as per KPIX.
Bob Lee was the Chief Product Officer of the cryptocurrency company MobileCoin, according to his LinkedIn profile. Many of his co-workers have expressed their shock and grief on social media, with the company's CEO calling him "an artist".
The San Francisco Police have issued a statement, saying that the victim succumbed to his injuries before reaching the hospital. As of now, no names of suspects have been released by the authorities, nor have any arrests been made, as reported by the New York Post.
Bob Lee had an impressive career in the tech industry, working as a software engineer and engineering manager at companies like Sun Microsystems, Google, and Square. According to the MobileCoin website, Lee had worked at Google leading Android's core library team and launched the world's most used operating system. He also co-founded the San Francisco-based mobile app development company, Strava.
The incident has raised concerns about the safety of people in San Francisco, which has seen a rise in crime rates in recent years. The police have not yet revealed any details about the motive behind the attack, but investigations are underway. The tech community has also expressed its shock and grief over the incident, with many expressing condolences and support for Mr. Lee's family and friends.