Biloxi police Sgt. Donnie Dobbs said Julie Brightwell, 52, who was an employee of a Waffle house in Biloxi, Miss. was shot in the head after arguing with a customer about smoking inside the restaurant around 1 a.m. Friday because the restaurant had a no smoking policy.
Broghtwell died at Merit Health Biloxi a short time later.
The customer, Johnny Max Mount, 45, who was a former firefighter was arrested as he was walking out of the restaurant. He was booked at the Harrison County jail on a charge of first-degree murder.
Mount is being held on a $2 million bond set by Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain.