Restaurant raising money for family of murdered employee
Police are still looking for suspects after an employee was stabbed outside of a Louisville restaurant.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are still looking for suspects after an employee was stabbed outside of a Louisville restaurant.
Nicholas Morris, a cook at Ciao restaurant in the Irish Hill neighborhood, stepped outside for a break around 1:30 Friday afternoon when he was stabbed.
Morris later died at the hospital and police say the suspect got away.
The restaurant reopened on Saturday and will donate a portion of those proceeds to Morris's family.
“It’s very tough. It took me awhile to even walk in the door. He’s usually the first face I see,” said owner Bridgette Pizzonia.
The owner of the restaurant says he was a great employee who cared deeply about his three daughters.
"With the girls, he would paint their nails. Braid their hair. I mean he was just an awesome dad and an awesome person," Pizzonia said.
The restaurant says it appreciates the community’s support as friends, family, and co-workers grieve.
“Just to have his family in their thoughts and prayers. He was really a great guy and he’s gonna be truly missed by us,” Pizzonia said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover Morris's funeral expenses and to help support his daughters.
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