It happened around 6:15am at the Casa Miranda Apartments in the 12200 block of Fondren near West Airport.
According to Houston police, two men were at the home when someone knocked on the door. One of them answered the door, and two unknown black males in their 20s barged in, shooting.
Police said they shot the man who answered the door an unknown number of times. He died in the apartment.
The other male inside was not hurt. He was in a back bedroom and police said the intruders may not have known he was there.
Investigators believe robbery was the motive, but what exactly was taken is still to be determined.
The shooters got away and are still at large. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call HPD or Crime Stoppers.