Tech worker arrested for deadly stabbing of CashApp founder who he knew

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    A fellow tech worker has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of the founder of CashApp.

    Entrepreneur Bob Lee, 43, was stabbed just after 2.30am on April 4 in the elite San Francisco neighbourhood of Rincon Hill.

    Police revealed they took a man, Nima Momeni, into custody today (Thursday, April 13) on suspicion of his killing, according to local reports.

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    Officers were dispatched this morning to Emeryville, California, with a warrant to arrest Momeni, the owner of a company called Expand IT.

    The pair were reportedly known to each other and are understood to have been driving together through downtown San Francisco in a car registered to the suspect on the night of Lee's death

    The motive for the alleged murder of the dad-of-two is currently unknown.

    Lee, who was also the chief product officer of cryptocurrency MobileCoin, was found suffering multiple stab wounds by the entrance of a high-rise building near the posh waterfront on the northeast side of the city.

    Security footage from the night of Lee's death shows him being ignored by passers-by as he died of his injuries earlier this month.

    The entrepreneur, who has two young daughters, dialled 911 himself following the stabbing and told them he needed help.

    However, by the time officers arrived, he had fallen unconscious.

    San Francisco's police department confirmed officers called paramedics and the tech tycoon was given first aid before being transported to hospital with "life-threatening injuries".

    But medical staff couldn't save him and he tragically died in hospital shortly after the attack.

    Lee was known to his friends as "Crazy Bob" and was a big shot in the tech space, having been an early investor in several major firms including SpaceX, Clubhouse and Figma.

    Former MMA fighter Jake Shields appeared to break the death of his “good friend” on Twitter and revealed Lee had planned to leave San Francisco for good before his death as the city was "deteriorating".

    He wrote: "He was in the 'good' part of the city and appeared to have been targeted in a random mugging/attack.

    "F*** San Francisco."

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    Meanwhile Twitter chief Elon Musk said in response to Shield’s tweet: "Very sorry to hear that. Many people I know have been severely assaulted. Violent crime in SF is horrific and even if attackers are caught, they are often released immediately."

    The victim's dad, Rick Lee, posted a heart-wrenching tribute to his son on Facebook on Wednesday.

    "Bob would give you the shirt off his back," the grieving dad wrote. "He would never look down on anyone and adhered to a strict no-judgment philosophy."


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