COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff is defending Saturday’s fatal shooting of a Black man who advanced on officers with a wooden stake.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told reporters Sunday that deputies can’t be expected to sacrifice their lives in dangerous situations.

A deputy shot and killed 34-year-old Irvin Moorer Charley in Columbia after officers were called with a complaint that Moorer Charley was being violent toward relatives.

Video shows Moorer Charley advancing toward a deputy as he commands the man to drop his weapon.

Lott says Moorer Charley rushed a deputy after an attempt to stun Moorer Charley failed.

The deputy shot Moorer Charley four times.