Apr 6, 2023

Cash App Founder Bob Lee Killed in San Francisco Stabbing Transcript

Cash App Founder Bob Lee Killed in San Francisco Stabbing Transcript
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Cash App founder Bob Lee reportedly died after a stabbing in San Francisco, California. The incident is being investigated and no arrests have been made. Read the transcript here. 

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Speaker 1 (00:00):

New tonight, heightened fears of violent crime in the Bay Area after a tech executive is stabbed to death. Bob Lee, the founder of Cash App, was killed in San Francisco yesterday. Social media filling with posts from frustrated residents and other tech execs calling San Francisco streets unsafe. They’re not alone in their fears. In Sacramento, police have been focusing on the root causes of crime and finding ways to work with communities to keep you safe.

(00:27)
The 43-year-old former CTO of Square and Founder of Cash App, Bob Lee, was killed early Tuesday morning in an upscale San Francisco neighborhood that’s home to many young professionals.

Speaker 2 (00:38):

This is not a city where anybody should fear for their lives at 2:30 in the morning.

Speaker 1 (00:42):

Police have not released any details about a motive behind the attack or who a suspect could be, but sources confirmed surveillance footage shows Lee was walking down the street near downtown after the attack, looking for help before he fell to the ground in front of a nearby apartment complex. In reaction, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, posted, “Violent crime in SF is horrific.” San Francisco’s crime trends for the year, as of April 2nd, have 12 homicides compared to 10 for that same period last year. The number of reported assault cases is up by 2%, and robberies are up by 14%.

Speaker 2 (01:15):

Statistics don’t matter when it’s somebody you love who has lost their life in an incident in San Francisco.

Speaker 1 (01:23):

The pain is real in Sacramento too.

Zach Eaton (01:25):

Over the past year, the Sacramento Police Department has implemented a violent crime reduction strategy. The overarching themes in that strategy is that the Sacramento Police Department cannot address violent crime alone.

Speaker 1 (01:37):

A new survey from researchers at Sacramento State find nearly half of the city’s violent crimes happen within seven square miles of the city area. Most of that is located in three main areas, Del Paso Heights in North Sacramento, Oak Park in East Sacramento, and Mack Rd. in South Sacramento. Police are using the results from this survey to help better prevent crime in those areas.

Zach Eaton (01:57):

We know as the police department that we can’t just conduct enforcement in these areas. There’s much more to bringing down the violent crime, like for example, conducting prevention and intervention interventions with our community-based organizations that we work with.

Speaker 1 (02:13):

There’s a link to take that survey on our website. Just go to abc10.com and click on the story.

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