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Bob Lee, Cash App founder and former Square exec, dead after ‘horrific’ act of violence ft

“Bob was a dynamo, a force of nature,” said a former colleague.

Bob Lee, founder of Cash App and an executive at cryptocurrency firm MobileCoin, died after a “horrific” act in San Francisco on Tuesday, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said Wednesday.

Police responded to a report of a stabbing early Tuesday, around 2:35 a.m., and found a 43-year-old man suffering from stab wounds, according to a San Francisco Police Department report.

Police confirmed Lee’s identity in a statement Wednesday night and said the incident is being investigated by the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Department.

“There is no place for this type of violent crime against anyone in our city. I want to assure everyone that our investigators are working tirelessly to arrest and bring justice to Mr. Lee and his loved ones, just as we are trying to do.” about every homicide that occurs in our city,” San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said in a statement.

Officers called medics, who transported the victim to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the police report, adding that the victim ultimately died of her injuries.

“We do not tolerate these horrible acts of violence in San Francisco,” Jenkins said.

London Breed, the mayor of San Francisco, said in a statement to ABC News that Lee’s death marks a “horrific tragedy.”

“My condolences are with his family and friends,” Breed said. “Police are actively investigating what happened and will share details as soon as possible.”

Lee served as the first chief technology officer at Square, a digital payments company founded by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

“Bob was a dynamo, a force of nature,” Joshua Goldbard, CEO of MobileCoin, told ABC News in a statement.

“He was made for the world that is being born right now, he was a child of dreams, and everything he imagined, however crazy it was, he made it come true,” Goldbard added.

During the 2000s, Lee worked at Google, where he helped develop Android.

Cash App did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lee is survived by his wife, Krista, and their two children.

“Bob’s real resume is the hearts and minds he touched in his time on earth,” Goldbard said. “Bob’s legacy is the feeling that you can make a difference if you try, and of course his amazing children.”

ABC News’ Annie Pong and Alex Stone contributed reporting.



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