Courtney Fischer, Houston News

Courtney Fischer

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Moncks Corner, SC, United States

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Past articles by Courtney:

Man shot in the neck, his truck stolen outside food store in southeast Houston

Police said surveillance video shows the victim walking one moment, and the next, he's been shot, lying on the pavement. Then, someone drives off with his truck. → Read More

Dad charged after giving police false statement saying his 4-year-old shot in road rage, FBCSO says

FBCSO said the father initially told police someone shot his son while he was driving on I-10, but deputies later found signs of blood in their home and said the dad's story was "vague." → Read More

Judge files motion to decide if AJ Armstrong's 3rd murder trial will be moved out of Harris County

According to the judge, the court doesn't feel A.J. Armstrong can have a fair third trial in Harris County. → Read More

Spring neighbors say they called 911 48 hours before fiery standoff with arson suspect

Despite a record of the 911 call on a neighbor's phone after hearing glass breaking and loud noises at the home, Pct. 4 said it has no record of the call from neighbors. → Read More

Man charged in cold murder case of 66-year-old man Melvin Walker, Galveston police say

The murder of 66-year-old Melvin Walker, whose body had been found wrapped in a rug and plastic, had been a cold case until this year, officials said. → Read More

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. → Read More

Election Day 2022: Polling locations report minor issues delaying voting

Some voters in Fort Bend County tried to cast their ballot early on Election Day, but ran into a slight snag, apparently thanks to the time change. → Read More

Mistrial declared in AJ Armstrong retrial after nearly 18 hours of deliberation

Jurors spent 17 hours and 58 minutes deliberating before the mistrial was confirmed. → Read More

'They were always happy': 2 of A.J. Armstrong's former coaches took stand on day 8 of the retrial

Two of A.J. Armstrong's former football coaches took the stand on day eight of A.J.'s capital murder retrial. → Read More

New DNA testing may ID severed head found at Lake Houston

It's a case that's never been solved. Four years ago, a woman's severed head was found in a trash bag near Lake Houston. Now, new DNA testing may be the key to identifying her - and a new law could lead to even more Texas cold cases being reopened. → Read More

2 shot and killed blocks apart within minutes in Third Ward

There were at least four shootings overnight, and two of them were in the Third Ward. Those two deadly shootings happened within minutes of each other, about a half-mile apart. → Read More

Man walking dog finds victim dead after hearing gunshots near North Shore High School

Harris County sheriff's deputies are focusing on finding surveillance video, in hopes that they can get a clear look at the shooter. → Read More

Child rescued from home being used for prostitution now with foster parents, deputies say

The judge said Friday that supervised CPS visits might be a possibility in the near future. → Read More

No criminal investigation after premature baby died when teen gave birth unexpectedly, HPD says

Initially, police believed the infant was dumped outside. Further investigation revealed that a teenage mother unexpectedly gave birth at 20 weeks. An hour later, she knew something was wrong. → Read More

13 Unsolved: Body discovered on Galveston beach in May 2020 remains mystery

For two years, it's been a mystery - who is the man whose body washed ashore along Kahala Drive in Galveston? Where did he come from? → Read More

Jersey Village standoff ends after nearly 9 hours after robbery suspect takes 2 hostages

The nearly nine-hour ordeal happened Friday in Jersey Village, with a man and woman held. SWAT was able to secure a peaceful end. → Read More

Police looking for suspect's vehicle involved in shootout with HPD officer in southeast Houston

The body cam footage captured of the shootout will be available in 30 days per Houston Police Department policy. → Read More

Aggravated assault suspect shot and killed by Pasadena police in Seabrook

Pasadena police said when they attempted to make contact with an aggravated assault suspect, he pulled out a gun. That's when he was shot and killed by officers. → Read More

Murder-suicide appears involved after 4 killed, including child, Harris Co. Sheriff's Office says

Deputies have since found that three adults and one child were among those found dead at a northwest Harris County apartment complex. → Read More

No students on board Fort Bend ISD bus that flipped on its side

Only a Fort Bend ISD driver and bus aide were on board. They were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. → Read More