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BILOXI, Miss.  — A popular waitress at a Waffle House restaurant in Mississippi was fatally shot by a customer after she asked him not to smoke.

Police say the suspect shot the 52-year old woman once in the head. The 45-year old man pulled out a handgun at about 1 a.m. Friday  after being asked to extinguish the cigarette or go outside because of a no-smoking policy inside.

The woman died on the way to the hospital.

Police arrested Johnny Max Mount as he was leaving the Waffle House and is being held on a $2 million bond charged with first-degree murder.

The victim’s name has not been released as authorities try to locate her next of kin.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.