UPDATE: Records indicate LCPD made contact with man before he was shot at by officer on 7th St.

Published: Oct. 17, 2022 at 3:00 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2022 at 9:55 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, La. (KPLC) - 7News has learned new details following the discovery of three bodies in a 7th Street home last week.

Lake Charles Police told 7News they responded to the home after someone reported a naked man waving a gun at the residence.

The man who died after a LCPD officer fired multiple rounds at him has been identified as 31-year-old Christopher Ardoin. The officer is on paid administrative leave.

The Louisiana State Police Department, who took over the investigation, said at some point an officer fired at Ardoin who retreated back inside.

LCPD later sent in a robot that found Ardoin dead with two other adults, 60-year-old Sandra Ardoin and 62-year-old Lee Ardoin.

Officials have not confirmed what their relationship was to Christopher Ardoin, but believe they were dead a few days before they were found.

Records obtained by 7News said before Ardoin was shot, LCPD did make contact with him, but only partially through an open door.

That’s when one officer heard what he believed to be a round being chambered, and they moved back from the home.

LCPD writes that sometime after, Ardoin did come out of the home and an officer fired.

Police did not say whether Ardoin fired the weapon or pointed the gun at them.

7News’ investigative team reached out to troopers for more information.