Deputy Almonte fundraiser, shot in the line of duty
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - A benefit is scheduled for a Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy shot in the line of duty.
The benefit is Wednesday, Feb. 9th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Su Casa Grande in Menomonee Falls.
Deputy Christian Almonte, 26, was shot multiple times in the torso and both arms after a traffic stop near 64th and Dixon. He was rushed to Froedtert Hospital and released the next day.
The incident hit close to home for the manager of Su Casa Grande.
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"We’ve known them personally for a long time, and I was actually very close with his grandparents," said Hector Suarez, whose parents own the restaurant. "I was very young when I met him, so he knew me mostly as a little kid. They were awesome people, always helping out others."
Suarez said 30% of the proceeds will go directly to Deputy Almonte.