Courtney Fischer
Courtney is both a morning reporter at KTRK and creator of our Unsolved series, featuring cold cases across Texas. Courtney's passion for covering true crime comes with one goal: we can't forget the missing and murdered whose families are still searching for answer. Though these cases disappeared from the headlines a long time ago, these families deserve closure and ultimately, justice.

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Courtney lives in Houston Heights with her husband, their son, and Loretta Lynn, the Pomeranian. A native Chicagoan, Courtney is still searching for the best deep dish pizza in Houston. Tips are welcome!

Courtney joined ABC 13 Eyewitness News in August 2015.

Courtney's Stories
2 dead, 2 injured after woman's ex-husband fires shots at home in Spring Branch on Thanksgiving: HPD
Granado is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife and another man, while critically injuring a second man and a 15-year-old on Thanksgiving night, HPD said.
Neighbor says group shot outside house before man barricaded himself in hourslong SWAT standoff
At this point, it's not clear if the man who barricaded himself inside the home shot anyone or was also a victim. What exactly led up to the hourslong standoff is unclear.
Mom couldn't 'keep story straight' when 7-year-old died, officials say
Text messages reportedly showed both parents were angry the little boy had been stealing snacks from them and playing their video games. At one point, investigators say the mother told her adopted son she would put him in the oven.
Houston man will be tried 3rd time after mistrial in October over parents' murders when he was 16
A.J. Armstrong, now 23 years old and now a father himself, will go to trial again next year, prosecutors say. This comes after a jury of six men and six women disagreed on a verdict five weeks ago.
HPD reminds shoppers to stay aware as ATM robberies increase ahead of busy holiday season
There were almost twice as many juggings in August 2022 compared to the same month last year. HPD reminded Houstonians to stay aware, especially during stressful holiday shopping.
Man in his 20s shot and killed in his own bedroom in Channelview
The victim's father told deputies his son was in his bedroom with a friend. That's when he heard gunshots, and then the friend left.
Bond stays at $2M for man charged in murder of adopted 7-year-old son found dead in washer in Spring
Though prosecutors originally filed a motion to deny bond altogether, they said they don't have the evidence to prove a future dangerousness or seek the death penalty.
Man with AK-47-style weapon struck during shootout with HPD officers in northwest Houston
Police said the man, who was wearing an ankle monitor, crashed into a tree after they tried to pull him over. That's when he allegedly started firing at officers through his windshield.
$2M and $150K bonds set for adoptive parents charged in murder of 7-year-old found in Spring washer
Prosecutors say the 7-year-old's adoptive parents grew tired of him allegedly stealing snacks. Investigators extracted texts of the father graphically describing how he was going to kill the boy.
Election Day 2022: Polling locations report minor issues delaying voting
Some voters in Fort Bend County ran into a slight snag, apparently thanks to the time change. In Harris County, a polling location was closed due to "issues outside of our control."