The tragedy occurred on Tuesday when the police found a 43-year-old man with stab wounds and treated him before he died in hospital. The businessman’s father, Rick Lee, identified his son’s body.
Citing CCTV footage, the local San Francisco Standard newspaper reported that the injured businessman called for help on a narrow street. BBC News reported: “Lee stumbled as he walked towards a stopped car and lifted his shirt to reveal the wound, but the driver of the car drove off before the businessman fell to the ground.”
United States of America. The mysterious murder of a millionaire
Police found Lee unconscious in the Rincon Hill area with two stab wounds in the chest and began administering first aid. Unfortunately, the 43-year-old could not be saved. “I just lost my best son Bob Lee when he died on a San Francisco street,” his father wrote on Facebook.
According to CBS News, Bob Lee lived in Miami, Florida, but visited San Francisco for work reasons and to meet friends. As Tim Oliver Lee, the brother of the murdered man, wrote on Facebook: “He was really the best of us. I was lucky to have grown up with him and feel like I lost a part of myself.”
At the time of his death, Lee was the product manager for cryptocurrency company MobileCoin. “He was a generous and respectful man who did not deserve to die,” tweeted Bill Barhit, CEO of cryptocurrency firm Abra, which Lee also founded.
Cash App is a smartphone payment application that allows money transfer between users. According to Forbes, the startup is currently worth $40 billion and the app has more than 30 million users.
Dangerous San Francisco
Lee’s death drew more criticism of authorities for failing to respond appropriately to violent crime in the California city, which has been on the rise in recent months. In 2021 and 2022, there were 56 homicides in this city. Preliminary police numbers show there have been as many as 12 murders in San Francisco since the beginning of this year.
According to the Hoover Institution, a policy research think tank, San Francisco residents have a one in sixteen chance of being a victim of robbery, burglary, or other violent crime each year. This is why the city of California is more dangerous than 98% of the world. Other US metropolitan areas.
Expressing his condolences after Lee’s death, Tesla founder and Twitter CEO Elon Musk commented, “Violent crime in (San Francisco – ed.) is horrific and even if attackers are caught, they are often immediately released from custody.”
San Francisco police have yet to identify a suspect in Bob Lee’s murder, and no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation. “The death of Bob Lee is a terrible tragedy,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in a statement, assuring residents that the city “makes public safety a priority.”
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