THE WOODLANDS, Texas – A man was in jail Saturday after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot Friday in The Woodlands, deputies said.
Deputies said the victim, James McCleary, and three other friends were handling a revolver inside a vehicle around 2:00 p.m. when one of the men accidentally pulled the trigger and shot McCleary in the chest.
Deputies said two of the friends attempted to take him to the hospital, but the 911 operator instructed them to meet EMS in the Technology Center parking lot near the intersection of Research Forest and Gosling.
EMS responded to the scene, but McCleary died during transport to the hospital.
Authorities said 21-year-old Michael Galloway Jr. was arrested by detectives and charged with criminal negligent homicide. He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail.