The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has arrested another tech executive in the shocking stabbing death of tech mogul Bob Lee earlier this month.
The alleged killer works in tech and is a man Lee reportedly knew.
The arrest adds a surprising twist to a story that has captivated the nation.
According to Mission Local: “Police today were dispatched to Emeryville with a warrant to arrest a man named Nima Momeni.
“The name and Emeryville address SFPD officers traveled to correspond with this man, the owner of a company called Expand IT.
“Lee and Momeni were portrayed by police as being familiar with one another.
“In the wee hours of April 4, they were purportedly driving together through downtown San Francisco in a car registered to the suspect.
“Some manner of confrontation allegedly commenced while both men were in the vehicle, and potentially continued after Lee exited the car.
“Police allege that Momeni stabbed Lee multiple times with a knife.”
Expand IT’s LinkedIn page says:
A dedicated technology partner since 2005, supporting a variety of client vertical markets in Healthcare, Finance, High Tech/Startup, Technology, Manufacturing and Service sectors.
Our service/solutions portfolio includes:
-IT solution design and helpdesk support
-Networking, Cybersecurity, VoIP & Monitoring
-Regulatory/Compliance and security audits (ISO, PCI, HIPAA)
-Hosting, Virtualization/Cloud services
-Database, Website and Application services, (CRM, MRP, etc)
San Francisco Police said at the time of the murder: “On April 4, 2023, at approximately 2:35 a.m., San Francisco Police officers from Southern Station responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a stabbing.
“Officers arrived on scene and located a 43-year-old adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds.
“Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene.
“The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
“Despite efforts by first responders and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries.
“This incident is being investigated by the SFPD Homicide Detail.”
This wasn’t the twist I was expecting. San Francisco police have arrested another tech executive for the killing of Cash App founder Bob Lee. Everyone was quick to blame SF’s growing street crime for the murder but suspect is fellow exec whom Lee knew https://t.co/3Qm39G4RYS
— Kim Zetter (@KimZetter) April 13, 2023
#BREAKING: Police have reportedly arrested the man suspected of killing high-profile tech executive and Cash App founder Bob Lee in San Francisco last week. https://t.co/44anLoxNtm
— SF Examiner (@sfexaminer) April 13, 2023
Former MMA champion Jake Shields said: “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*ck San Francisco.”
Elon Musk responded:
“Very sorry to hear that. Many people I know have been severely assaulted.
“Violent crime in SF is horrific and even if attackers are caught, they are often released immediately.
“Is the city taking stronger action to incarcerate repeat violent offenders @BrookeJenkinsSF?”
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