You may recall that Stockton was the largest city in America to declare bankruptcy back in 2008.
It was, and still is, a city in desperate need of a makeover.
Tim was a young and successful real estate developer whose passion was to help breathe new life into Stockton.
So he set a course to inject the area with investment capital, while also fostering an environment of creativity and entrepreneurship.
“He had this pretty grand vision of what could be, and he was willing to work every day, hour after hour to make it happen,” said Jasmine Leek, a colleague of Tim’s.
But Tim would never see that vision manifest.
It was September 13, 2015.
Tim and his coworkers spent the day celebrating a new potential deal with investors from San Francisco.
But things got rowdy.
Tim reportedly got in a fist fight at a local bar with his business partner. He eventually headed home after the scuffle was broken up.
But he never made it back to his place alive.
Tim was stabbed to death and left in a street gutter somewhere along the day.
Was it a random attack or was it more personal?