Former Beaver County Man Shot In The Chest During Home Invasion

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A former Beaver County man was shot in the chest on Friday while attempting to burglarize a home in Lawrence County, according to state police.

Richard Andrew Javens, 43, formerly of Beaver Falls, is being treated for wounds from a shootout that began around 1:15am in North Beaver Township.

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Javens and two other gunmen allegedly broke into the house and began exchanging gunfire with an unidentified 25 year old resident of the home. State police say Javens was shot in the chest by a shotgun blast as the other two gunmen fled. Javens is being treated at UPMC Mercy. The resident of the house was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for cuts and abrasions and released.

State police later arrested Michael A. Waters, 23, on charges of conspiracy and carrying a gun without a license. Waters reportedly shares the same address as Javens in New Castle.

A warrant has been issued for Richard Javens charging him with robbery, burglary, and firearms violations. Michael Waters is being held in the Lawrence County Jail in after failing to post a $100,000 bond.

Court records show Javens has multiple prior convictions in Beaver County for retail theft, theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief, loitering and prowling at night, and defiant trespass.

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Reader Comments:


Guest

And another one down and another one down another one bites the dust!

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Armed Citizen 1 – Piece of Shit 0

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Love it! Good for the piece of shit!

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Armed citizen STANDING HIS GROUND,Piece of shit – full of lead,yeah baby!!

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

This wouldn’t have happened if there was gun control!

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Too bad they’re actually treating him.

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Your right snowden. If there was gun control the home owner would have been the one that got shot

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Remember, the body must be inside your home, and dead not injured. You don’t want to be sued.

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Jeremy
1 year 3 months ago

That’s not necessarily true any more.. Pennsylvania has a castle doctrine.. look it up.

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Jeremy
1 year 3 months ago

5)  No person should be required to surrender his or her
personal safety to a criminal, nor should a person be
required to needlessly retreat in the face of intrusion or
attack outside the person’s home or vehicle. — this means even if they’re in your yard, even if you’re in a public street. Very similar to Florida’s “Stand your ground” act.

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Josh, PA changed that law.

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Don’t take any chances.

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

If somebody is standing in my yard with a gun he’s as good as dead.

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Stand your ground. Need more citizens to wake up and realize that the police take too long to get there and arm themselves.

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Lets see if mommy can cover this up.!.!… since we all know she has helped him cover his other charges up and got them nocked down.

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Silence_Dogood
1 year 3 months ago

I read about this a few days ago on The Blaze. Apparently, the home owner had a handy dandy little AR on hand and was able to successfully defend himself against 3 armed intruders. THAT, Joe Biden and all the other anti-AR idiots out there, is why I need a gun with more rounds than your arbitrary magazine limits and why I need an AR!

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Joe S… Are you serious??

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

I’m hoping that Joe dude was joking!

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Joe snowden I really hope that was a joke

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Yes, I am serious. As Colin Donley pointed out above, the homeowner would be the in the hospital or dead.

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

I think people are misinterpreting your post as it could be read to support or not support gun control.

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Got better than what he deserved.

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Donna Williams
1 year 3 months ago

good the scum bag got what he deserved shot! good for the home owner protecting his home! to bad that he only wounded him though! more people need to start protecting there homes it takes to long to wait on the police to get there! seen this on the news I said here’s one for worlds dumbest criminals, man gets shot trying to break into a home gets shot and goes to the police department and says yeah I been shot, officer: how did this happen? scum : well you see I was trying to break in to a someone’s home and would you believe they had a gun and they shot me just because I was trying to break in to their house!?

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

I would have aimed between the eyes so he could never break the law again!!!

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

No ones safe anymore anywhere

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

good job get rid of these thugs

Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Is this another one of connie t javens kids/family?

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LUCIFER
1 year 3 months ago

SPAWN OF SATAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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don
1 year 3 months ago

thats why i have all my guns loaded ,let them come in ,ill even open the door for them

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hmmmm
1 year 3 months ago

What’s this another JAVENS arrested in a crime inside a home with a gun that was fired with in a month…’

How many javens committing crimes need to take place before the court system and voters have enough.

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skeeter hill
1 year 3 months ago

@mr glasser and hmmmm

Your partially right it needs to stop.

But sorry this isn’t Connie Javens son though.

Her oldest was arrested free weeks ago and currently they are trying to get the charges dropped.

This low life had been arrested multiple times for drugs and thieving for decades is a proud family member though it’s just the nephew of Connie Javens, no not the one on Megan’s law list, or the arson just the druggie thief…… I know that could be a few.