Chula Vista Police Department creates fund for officer injured stabbed in Chula Vista fatal shooting

CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — Authorities Wednesday announced the creation of a monetary-assistance fund for a South Bay lawman seriously injured last week in a confrontation during which he fatally shot a knife-wielding assailant.

Officer David Sachs, a 1 1/2-year member of the Chula Vista Police Department, opened fire on 27-year-old David Scott late Tuesday evening after suffering stab wounds to his face, head and arm at the suspect’s home near Hilltop Middle School, CVPD Lt. Kenny Heinz said.

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Sachs was attacked while investigating a minor-injury neighborhood assault that Scott allegedly had carried out a short time earlier, according to Heinz.

The suspect died en route to a hospital. The wounded officer received stitches for about a half-dozen stab wounds.

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Though Sachs is expected to fully recover, it remains unclear when he will be able to return to work, said Don Clark, vice president of the Chula Vista Police Officers Association.

Anyone wishing to donate may send a check to Officer Sachs Support Fund, c/o CAHP Credit Union, P.O. Box 276507, Sacramento, CA 95826, or make an online payment at

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