Larry Naman banned from Phoenix city buildings following bizarre Wednesday incident

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- FOX 10 has learned that Larry Naman, a man who admitted to shooting former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and was imprisoned for the crime, is no longer allowed to enter Phoenix City Council chambers, along with other facilities in Downtown Phoenix.

Naman was involved in an incident on Wednesday where he appeared during a public comments session at the Phoenix City Council meeting on the Talking Stick Resort Arena renovation deal. He was reportedly seated just rows away from Wilcox.

According to media reports by the Los Angeles Times back in 1997, Mary Rose Wilcox was shot in the pelvis following a meeting. In Wednesday's incident, Naman admitted to shooting Wilcox because of her support of a tax that helped fund what is now Chase Field.

"On August 13, 1997, I walked into the Maricopa County Board of Supervisor's Auditorium and shot Mary Rose Wilcox over the baseball stadium tax matter. You must let the public vote on this matter. If you go ahead and pass it, you're crossing a line, and it's equivalent to a bloody act of violence against the public," said Naman, during the meeting.

Naman appeared to showed no remorse for the 1997 shooting.

"I shot her in the buttocks. I didn't try to kill her," said Naman. "I had no regrets over what I did."

"I felt I was threatened, and my colleagues thought they were threatened," said Phoenix City Councilmember Michael Nowakowski. "To have that person come to council meeting and threaten councilmembers in the same kind of vote, but with the Suns arena."

FOX 10 has learned that a letter was written by Nowakowski to the Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher on Thursday. In the letter, Nowakowki said he was "deeply troubled" by Naman's action, and viewed it as a threat.

Naman, as a result, has reportedly been banned from city buildings, including the Phoenix City Council chambers, the Calvin Goode Building, and Talking Stick Resort Arena. He will reportedly be considered a trespasser if he shows up at those locations.