Eugene police use stun grenade to take man into custody

Eugene police use stun grenade to take man into custody
Beau Flynn

EUGENE, Ore. - A known gang member and key figure in one of Eugene's most notorious murders showed up outside a bank Thursday wearing a bulletproof vest, prompting police to use a stun grenade to disorient him and take him into custody.

Beau Flynn, 34, just got out of prison in September. He was arrested in 2009 in Marion County after police found him with meth, weapons and body armor.

Flynn was 16 in 1994 when his mother, Mary Thompson, ordered the murder of 17-year-old Aaron Iturra to keep him from testifying against Flynn in a stabbing case.

Two teen gang members shot and killed Iturra as he slept.

Police said Flynn, who had been told to stay out of Lane County by parole officials, was seen hanging around outside a Eugene bank on Thursday.

Officers moved in and used a flash-bang grenade to distract Flynn and take him into custody.