(NewsReady.com) – Cash App is an application that people use to transfer funds between one another, bank, invest, and purchase cryptocurrency. More than 70 million transactions are made on the app each year. Sadly, the company experienced a horrific loss recently.
On April 4, at about 2:35 a.m., the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) responded to a call about a stabbing. According to a statement by the department, when law enforcement arrived on the scene, they located a male victim with stab wounds. The victim was identified as the founder of Cash App, 43-year-old Robert Lee. First responders transported him to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The San Francisco Standard reported Lee called 911 himself. He reportedly stumbled down a street after being stabbed and screamed, “Help!” into his phone. The newspaper reviewed surveillance footage from the neighborhood where he suffered two stab wounds to his chest.
SFPD Chief Bill Scott released a statement on Twitter expressing his condolences to Lee’s loved ones. He said there was “no place” for a crime like that one in the city. The chief claimed the department was going to work “tirelessly” to find the person(s) responsible.
My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Mr. Lee.
Please take a moment to view my statement regarding the incident and ongoing homicide investigation. pic.twitter.com/8CVNSuA8Ur
— SFPD Chief Scott (@SFPDChief) April 6, 2023
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins also extended her condolences to Lee’s family.
I want to extend my sincerest condolences to Mr. Lee’s family members & loved ones for his loss. We do not tolerate these horrific acts of violence in San Francisco.
— Brooke Jenkins 謝安宜 (@BrookeJenkinsSF) April 5, 2023
Rick Lee, the father of the victim, posted a message on social media saying he’d lost his “best friend.” He said he moved in with his son in 2019 after Robert Lee’s mother died. In October 2022, they moved to Miami together, where he said they lived “an adventure” as bachelors together. The grieving dad said his son was the hardest worker he’d ever known and said he would “be missed by all those [who] knew him.”
Anyone with information about the crime should call the SFPD’s 24-hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text SFPD Tip to Tip411.
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