Tech mogul murdered when he goes back to ‘deteriorating’ San Francisco after moving to Miami

Cash App founder Bob Lee’s friend, mixed martial arts champion Jake Shields, revealed that he had just moved to Miami and was back in San Francisco for a few days on business when he was horrifically stabbed to death early Tuesday morning while walking downtown.

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Shields made the revelation to NewsNation that the 43-year-old dad of two little girls had relocated to Florida because San Francisco was “deteriorating” as drug abuse and crime spirals out of control.

The tech mogul formerly served as the chief technology officer of Square and was currently the chief product officer for San Francisco-based cryptocurrency company MobileCoin. Lee was fatally attacked in San Francisco’s Rincon Hill neighborhood, which is in Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s district, at approximately 2:30 am, according to a statement by police.

“[Lee] did comment on San Francisco deteriorating, which is why he actually had just relocated to Miami,” Shields told NewsNation. “So I’m not, I’m not sure why he’s going back there to get a little business back in San Francisco for a couple of days.”

“(He was) a good human being — he added to society, he was a good person, everyone loved him,” he said. “He was really respected in the tech community, never talked about his accomplishments, other people would tell me: ‘oh ya, Bob’s a super big deal in the tech industry.’ I’d say that’s interesting. He’s a good person!”

“It sucks that something happened to such a good person,” Shields remarked. “Sometimes we’d disagree politically, but he’s a guy who would like to discuss and hear other perspectives.”

The tech mogul sold his longtime multi-million dollar home in the San Francisco area just months previously, according to the New York Post.

Lee bought the four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence in Mill Valley, which is located just past the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, in 2018 for $2.6 million. He sold it in July for $4.43 million, according to real estate records.

On Tuesday, Shields tweeted, “I just found out my good friend was killed last night while walking him in San Francisco. He was in the ‘good’ part of the city and appeared to have been targeted in a random mugging/attack. F*** San Francisco.”

He also sadly stated, “San Francisco allows crime to go unchecked and now Bobs daughters have to grow up with no father.”

Shields slammed the police as well over Lee’s death.

“I’ve been informed @SFPDACLazar is in charge of Bob Lee’s murder. Unfortunately the city has lost faith in SFPD so we have found cameras all over the block Bob was stabbed. DM if your team needs help. I understand the DA hated SFPD but With a new DA the time for excuse is over.”

It’s obvious Lee’s friend is furious over his death and is fed up with the City by the Bay.

“San Francisco legalized open air drug markets and theft while turning a blind eye to car thefts and robberies. No one should act surprised that the criminals now feel emboldened to kill people,” Shields continued.

He’s also not standing for people blaming the tech mogul for being out early in the morning and getting killed.

“People are blaming Bob Lee for getting murdered because he was walking at 2:30 am. He was in neighborhood where apartments start at 5k a month. When we pay that much in taxes and are not protected we are living in a failed city. These are the same pathetic losers who would blame a girl who was raped,” Shields railed.

“I lived in the apartments right where he was stabbed and walked my dog often at 2 am. Just because you are not out at night doesn’t mean others shouldn’t be out,” he concluded.

Lee was found by the police with multiple stab wounds. He was rushed to a local hospital but was pronounced dead according to officers.

Police have not released a suspect description despite multiple cameras being in the area where Lee was murdered. No arrests have been made either.

Surveillance footage obtained by the San Francisco Standard shows Lee appearing to hold his side with one hand and using his phone with the other while walking up Main Street away from the Bay Bridge around 2:30 am.

He limped across an intersection at Harrison Street and made his way toward a parked white Camry with its lights flashing in the footage. He appeared to lift his shirt and show the driver his wound while asking for help. The car drove away and Lee fell to the ground.

Lee managed to get back on his feet and stumbled back down Main Street. He fell in front of an apartment building at 403 Main Street, according to the footage.

The footage reportedly does not show Lee being stabbed but it is hard to believe it was not caught on one camera or another.

SFPD Chief Bill Scott said in a statement on Wednesday that an investigation into the fatal stabbing remains ongoing and that officers are “working tirelessly” to find the person or persons responsible.

“I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Mr. Lee,” Scott stated. “There is no place for this kind of violent crime against anyone in our city.”

“I want to assure everyone that our investigators are working tirelessly to make an arrest and bring justice to Mr. Lee and his loved ones, just as we try to do every homicide that occurs in our city,” he added.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk blasted the spiraling “violent crime” in San Francisco.

“Many people I know have been severely assaulted,” Musk tweeted. “Violent crime in SF is horrific and even if attackers are caught, they are often released immediately.”

He asked San Francisco district attorney Brooke Jenkins if the city was “taking stronger action to incarcerate repeat offenders.”

The neighborhood where Lee was murdered has a median house value of $1.4 million, according to



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