Tech entrepreneur Bob Lee returned to business after leaving San Francisco in October due to public safety concerns and a 911 call pleading for help when he suffered near-fatal injuries near the waterfront.
“Help!” He shouted, according to a report from the scene. “Someone stabbed me.”
The technology inventor’s life was cut short at around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday in Rincon Hill, a neighborhood on the outskirts. San Francisco BayAccording to the police.
Police have not officially identified a suspect, despite surveillance video showing moments after the shooting.
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San Francisco Standard The founder of the Cash app reported Wednesday that he has reviewed surveillance video that shows him tripping over a sidewalk just off the Bay Bridge and grabbing his side before collapsing. Then, according to a 911 voice call Thursday, he begged the 911 operator for help before succumbing to his injuries.
Fox News Digital independently verified both recordings.
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said in a statement that the department would not comment on the evidence in the case because of the active investigation.
“I want to express my deepest condolences to Mr. Lee’s family, friends and loved ones,” he said. “There is no place in our city where such a heinous crime should be committed against anyone.”
Lee left the crime-ridden San Francisco and He moved to Miami He was stabbed to death this week during an ill-fated trip last fall before returning to the Left Coast amid security concerns.
On October 7, he wrote about an aerial photo of Miami Beach admiring the view, but returning to California on business.
Before leaving Silicon Valley, he publicly pointed to concerns about rising hate crimes against Asian Americans in San Francisco and wrote over the summer, “I too want to prevent crime and live in a civilized society.”
Jake Shields, Mixed martial arts fighter And a friend of Lee’s took to Twitter to criticize San Francisco’s fight against crime after Lee’s death was confirmed.
“Just found out a good friend of mine was shot and killed while walking in San Francisco last night,” he wrote Wednesday. “He was in the ‘good’ part of town and appeared to be targeting a random mag/assault. F— San Francisco.”
Shields’ tweets prompted a response from tech titan Elon Musk, who himself ditched Silicon Valley for Texas.
“I’m so sorry to hear that.” Musk wrote. “Many people I know have been seriously assaulted. Violent crime in SF is horrendous, assailants are caught and often released immediately.”
In a televised interview with NewsNation, Shields called Lee’s cross-country moves criminal and low confidence in public safety.
“He made a comment about it getting worse in San Francisco, and that’s why he moved to Miami,” he told the network.
Lee was found stabbed to death near a Portside apartment building in the shadow of the Bay Bridge, authorities said. Zillow showed just two listings in the exclusive high-rise Thursday, a one-bedroom apartment for $685,000 and a two-bedroom for $1.2 million.
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Lee got up and made it to the Portside Building before collapsing again. Police rushed him to hospital where he died. As of Thursday morning, investigators had not identified any suspects and had not made any arrests.
In a Twitter thread, Shields criticized the city’s policies and former District Attorney Chesa Boudin, whose progressive policies were seen as anti-law enforcement and a public threat by voters who voted him out of office in last year’s election.
“San Francisco allows crime to go unchecked, and now Bob’s daughters have to grow up without a father,” he wrote.
Lee seems to be thriving in Miami after his move, even prompting another tech entrepreneur to move there from San Francisco last month.
“Miami feels like Silicon Valley in the early 2000s,” Lee said in a January tweet about his plans for a job interview.
City crime statistics In the year Most major crimes in 2023 have fallen so far compared to the same period last year. However, overall violent crime increased slightly, due to an 18% increase in robberies and a 33% increase in murders. According to the statistics, criminal assaults have remained flat, as criminal assaults have risen by 13 percent.
Anyone with information about Lee’s death is asked to call the San Francisco tip line at 1-415-575-4444.