Cash App founder Bob Lee screamed in pain as he desperately told a 911 operator, ‘Help, someone stabbed me,’ after he was stabbed in the San Francisco streets near the Google Offices
After being stabbed twice in the chest, Lee clutched his wounds with one hand and his cell phone with the other as he pleaded for help from emergency services, according to footage obtained by The banner of San Francisco.
Officers arrived on the scene six minutes after the 911 call just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday night, but the tech mogul was tragically pronounced dead shortly after being rushed to San Francisco General Hospital. Francisco.
Tech executive and investor Bob Lee, who helped create Android and Cash App, was stabbed to death in San Francisco on Tuesday night.
The disturbing footage obtained, which DailyMail.com has not independently verified, captured the father-of-two’s final moments after he was stabbed in the chest.
He stumbled down San Francisco’s main street away from the Bay Bridge in the early hours of the morning, leaving a trail of blood behind him.
After crossing the street, he approached a parked white Toyota Camry with its emergency lights on, which some have speculated may have been a rideshare that he called for help.
But after pulling up his shirt and revealing his stab wounds, the car reportedly drove away cruelly.
Lee then staggered up the hill and collapsed in front of 403 Main Street, an apartment complex called The Portside.
Lee was stabbed and walked down Main Street (pictured), with the Bay Bridge behind him, at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Nicknamed ‘Crazy Bob’ by his friends, Lee was an active investor in numerous companies including SpaceX, Clubhouse and Figma.
At some point after the car fled the scene, Lee called 911 and repeatedly called for help, reportedly yelling to be rushed to a hospital.
According to the Standard, the tech mogul called 911 at 2:34 a.m. and police were on the scene in less than six minutes.
However, police said Lee was already unconscious when they arrived, prompting officers to begin CPR on the tech mogul. Authorities said in a statement that the father-of-two died after being rushed to the hospital.
Although a kitchen knife with a four-inch blade was found in a parking lot across the street, according to ABC7. No arrests or suspects have yet been announced.
At a news conference Wednesday night, SFPD Chief Bill Scott declined to offer a motive for the attack and declined to speculate whether it was targeted or random.
“I don’t have anything to share yet,” he said. “We don’t want to be premature and we definitely don’t want to speculate, so we’re going to be careful to follow the evidence and post what we post as soon as we can.”
Police were called to the 300 block of Main Street, near the entrance of a high-rise building, and found the father of two suffering from multiple stab wounds.
San Franciscans have pointed out that the attack is just the latest in a horrifying crime wave that has gripped the West Coast.
Lee had left the region six months ago and moved to Miami, but was back in town on business. He extended his journey by one day and was killed.
“He commented on the deterioration of San Francisco, so he had actually just moved to Miami,” said Jake Shields, a UFC champion who knew Lee well.
Shields told NewsNation that Lee had “no enemies,” adding: “(He was) a good human being: he added to society, he was a good person, everyone loved him.”
“He was highly respected in the tech community, he never talked about his accomplishments, other people would tell me, ‘Oh yeah, Bob is a big deal in the tech industry.'”
Lee was the CFO of Square, the app founded by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, before launching mobile payments app Cash App. Dorsey was among those expressing shock and sadness over Lee’s murder.
UFC fighter Jake Shields says his late friend Bob Lee left San Francisco for Miami out of fear of rising crime, only to be stabbed to death during a return trip to City by the Bay.
“I just lost my best friend, my son Bob Lee when he lost his life on the street in San Francisco early Tuesday morning,” Lee’s father Ricky wrote.
Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk also commented on the horrific incident, asking the San Francisco prosecutor what he’s doing to “jail repeat violent criminals.”
Elon Musk was also among those commenting on Lee’s murder, asking San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins what she’s doing to “put repeat violent offenders in jail.”
Musk said, in response to a tweet expressing his sorrow over Lee’s death: “So sorry to hear that. Many people I know have been severely assaulted. Violent crime in San Francisco is terrible, and even if the attackers are caught, they are often released immediately.
‘Is the city taking stronger action to jail repeat violent offenders Brooke Jenkins?’
Lee’s father, Rick Lee, wrote a heartbreaking tribute to his son on Facebook, saying: “I just lost my best friend.”
“Bobby worked harder than anyone and was the smartest person I’ve ever met.”
In February, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said she was requesting an additional $30 million to fund the city’s police force as the crime wave continues to ravage the area.
So far this year, San Francisco has seen 39 murders, two more than last year, as a spike in crime has left residents worried.
The San Francisco Police Department has faced rising overtime costs for current officers as the force is experiencing a worker shortage. Between 2021 and 2022, the department saw a 121 percent increase in total overtime, according to KPIX.
SFPD officials have also been making specific attempts to address crime in certain incident-prone parts of the city.
The San Francisco Police Department is currently experiencing a shortage of 541 officers.
Police urge anyone with information to come forward by calling the SFPD tip line at 415-575-4444.