A prominent Bay Area tech executive has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing in San Francisco. Bob Lee, aged 43, was found stabbed on the 400 block of Main Street in SoMa. Lee was the chief product officer of MobileCoin, the former chief technology officer of Square, and the founder of Cash App. The incident took place early on Tuesday morning, and police have made no arrests or released any information regarding possible suspects.
Bob Lee stabbed
The San Francisco Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing at 2:35 a.m. near a high-rise condominium building on the 400 block of Main Street at Harrison in SoMa. Officers found the victim with stab wounds, provided medical assistance, and called first responders to the scene to provide additional life-saving measures. Despite their efforts, the victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and later died.
The San Francisco Police Department posted on Twitter asking anyone with information about the stabbing to come forward. The department has not made any arrests in connection with the case. The incident is the latest in a string of homicides in the city, with 56 reported in both 2022 and 2021, up from 48 in 2020. There have been 12 homicides since the start of 2023, according to the crime dashboard.
Tech community mourns Lee
Lee’s death has shocked the tech community, with many taking to social media to express their condolences. MobileCoin, the company where Lee worked, issued a statement saying that “We are deeply saddened to confirm that Bob Lee, our Chief Product Officer, has passed away. Bob was a beloved member of the MobileCoin team and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
The incident has also highlighted concerns about safety in San Francisco, with some calling for increased police presence in the area. The police department has not released any details about the motive or circumstances surrounding Lee’s death, but investigations are ongoing.