Cash App tech star Bob Lee, who was stabbed to death in the street, screamed to a 911 dispatcher, who can be heard in a call saying “he is bleeding out”.
The recording of the call was released, and the female dispatcher can be heard speaking to a fellow officer on the radio.
She said: “There’s a male screaming ‘help,’ saying ‘someone stabbed me.”
While sharing the location of the victim, she said: “Advised he is bleeding out.”
She later added: “He’s outside on the street.”
Lee, 43, was seen on the phone to 911 at about 2.30am on Tuesday, after he was stabbed in the chest twice.
He tragically died in a ‘senseless’ mugging in San Francisco.
However, while on the phone to 911, a bystander drove off despite Mr Lee pleading with the driver for help.
He pleaded: “Help. Someone stabbed me”, in footage seen by a newspaper.
Mr Lee is seen walking towards the Bay Bridge before falling to the ground again outside an apartment building at about 2.30am.
It was the last words of Lee before he collapsed, according to CCTV footage, as he left a trail of blood behind.
Mr Lee, a dad to two young daughters, had reportedly returned to San Francisco from Miami for a “quick visit” and stayed an extra day, according to friends.
The tech chief was known affectionately as “Crazy Bob” and had launched the Cash App, which has tens of millions of users in the US and the UK.
He was also the chief product officer of San Francisco-based cryptocurrency startup MobileCoin and an investor in SpaceX, Clubhouse, and Figma.
Mr Lee had been a part of the Bay Area software development community for a long time and had recently moved to Miami.
San Francisco Police Department Chief Bill Scott refused to confirm if the mugging was random; the CCTV of which was seen by the the San Francisco Standard.
No arrests have been made.
Chief Bill Scott said: “I have nothing to share yet. We don’t want to be premature and definitely we don’t want to speculate. So we are going to be thoughtful about following the evidence and we’ll put out what we’ll put out as soon as we can.”
Mr Lee’s death has caused an outcry with many concerned over the state of public safety in San Francisco.
Tech chief Elon Musk has spoken out against Mr Lee’s death as he asked what San Francisco district attorney, Brooke Jenkins, is doing to “incarcerate repeated violent offenders”.
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A police spokesperson said: “We 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 do with every homicide in our city.”