On April 4, Bob Lee, the 43-year-old founder of Cash App and father of two, was stabbed to death in San Francisco. Just over a week later, police have made an arrest and the suspect is being held on murder charges.

Around 2:35 am on April 4, San Francisco police officers responded to a report of a stabbing. When they arrived on the scene they found tech executive Lee suffering from stab wounds. He was quickly taken to a hospital where he ultimately died from his injuries.

Robert Lee

While this was initially presumed by the public to be a random violent crime – a trend that is growing in San Francisco – it now seems to have been a targeted attack.

On Thursday morning, a tech entrepreneur, 38-year-old Nima Momeni, was been arrested and booked into San Francisco County Jail on a murder charge according to authorities.

According to a LinkedIn profile, Momeni is the founder of Expand IT in Emeryville, California. His profile also indicates that he attended UC Berkeley.

Nima Momeni       Source: LinkedIn

The initial reports suggest that Momeni and Lee were driving through downtown San Francisco together in Momeni’s car when they began arguing, leading to Lee exiting the vehicle.

Momeni then exited the vehicle as well, continuing the argument on the sidewalk where he ended up fatally stabbing Lee.

The motive remains unknown as well as the relationship between the two tech entrepreneurs.

The San Francisco Police Department has shared very little information about this case with the public up to this point, but they have a press conference scheduled for Thursday at 12:30 pm PDT to provide an update on the investigation.

Matt Dorsey, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, tweeted about the developments in Lee’s murder investigation, writing, “I’m grateful to [San Francisco Police Department’s] Homicide Detail and all the officers from [SFPD Southern] and elsewhere for their tireless work to bring Bob Lee’s killer to justice and for their arrest of a suspect this morning.”

“Obviously, nothing can undo this senseless crime, and we reiterate our condolences to Mr. Lee’s family members, friends and colleagues,” Dorsey added. “But I hope today’s arrest can begin a process of healing and closure for all those touched by this tragedy.”

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