When officials got there they found James Patrick McCleary, 19, of The Woodlands, was dead at the scene. A pistol was found in the vehicle.
Detectives determined that the shooting incident occurred in the car as McCleary and three friends, all between ages 19 and 21, were examining a pistol. One young man accidently fired the gun while handling the weapon.
Michael Authur Galloway, Jr., 21, was arrested and charged with criminal negligent homicide. He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail.
The investigation is on-going.