San Francisco police on Thursday arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of technology executive Bob Lee, the chairman of the city’s Board of Supervisors said.
“I can confirm that an arrest was made and that it was not a random attack,” Aaron Peskin said in an email to NBC News.
Peskin did not identify the person arrested. Police officers are expected to provide more information at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
The San Francisco Police Department and Mayor London Breed’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Police said officers responded to a report of a stabbing around 2:35 a.m. on April 4. Agents discovered Lee with apparent stab wounds. He was taken to a hospital and died from his injuries.
In a surveillance video posted by the Daily MailLee can be seen staggering and appearing to call for help after being stabbed.
Lee had been working as a product manager for cryptocurrency company MobileCoin. He was previously CTO of Square (now known as Block), a fintech startup co-founded by former Twitter chief Jack Dorsey.
He then created Cash App, a well-known money transfer service.
Lee was also an investor in Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, as well as other tech companies, such as the social audio app Clubhouse, according to his LinkedIn profile.
In a Facebook post On April 5, Lee’s father mourned his son, writing that the two had recently moved from California to Miami.
«Bobby worked harder than anyone and was the smartest person I’ve ever met,» Richard Lee said in the post, which was accompanied by a news article about the stabbing. «Thank you to those who have reached out in support.»
San Francisco has recorded 13 homicides since the start of the year, according to data compiled by the police department. The city recorded the same number of homicides during the same period last year.