Flowers are placed on a tree in front of the building where tech executive Bob Lee was killed.
Money app founder Bob Lee arrested in connection with murder.
San Francisco police arrested a man in Emeryville, California, early Thursday. Mission Local reported. Initial reports say the suspect knew Lee.
Lee’s ex-wife Krista Lee confirmed the arrest Interview with KTVU Fox 2. “This is the first step for justice,” she said.
Lee was killed in the early hours of April 4 in San Francisco’s Oracle Park, home of Google’s offices and the home of the San Francisco Giants.
In 2013, Lee helped launch the payment platform Cash app at parent company Block (formerly Square) as chief technology officer. He was later involved in technology startups Clubhouse and SpaceX, and at the time of his death was the chief product officer of cryptocurrency company Mobile Coin.
Lee’s death inspired Criticism of the city’s crime management. But San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) urged the public on Monday to jump to conclusions about what happened.
“When the facts of most cases come out, a lot of people will be surprised,” she said at the time. According to ABC 7He said the case is still “under investigation.”
Lee’s killing occurred at a time of intense debate among San Francisco residents about crime. Last year, the progressive prosecutor was Chesa Boudin. Successfully remembered As district attorney following a Republican-led campaign that tried to capitalize on residents’ frustration with violent crime and homelessness.
Last Thursday, San Francisco Police Commissioner Kevin Benedicto accused people of “using this horrific event for political gain.” Speaking to the New York Times “A small minority has tried to use this tragic event to advance a narrative about an unsubstantiated crime wave in San Francisco.
In the year There were 56 similar murders in the city in 2022, 2021 and 2017. Information from the San Francisco Police Department. Like much of the country, San Francisco has seen some declines in violent crime during the pandemic.
This is a developing story.