Fundraiser held in El Cajon for deputies shot in Lakeside

Pernicano's in El Cajon donated 20% of profits

EL CAJON, Calif. - A fundraiser was held Sunday to benefit the two sheriff's deputies who were injured in a shootout in Lakeside last week.

The owners of Pernicano's Family Restaurant in El Cajon donated 20 percent of their profits on Sunday to a recovery fund.

Sgt. Craig Johnson and Detective Ali Perez were hit by gunfire on Tuesday after they went to question a man suspected of sexually assaulting his live-in girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter.

Johnson was released from the hospital, but Perez remains in the hospital in critical condition.

The Deputy Sheriffs' Association of San Diego County has also created a donation account for Perez. Contributions may be made at any San Diego County Credit Union branch or to the DSA's office in Poway. Credit-card donations also may be phoned in to the agency at (858) 486-9009, ext. 100.

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