Fernandez was among a dozen family members — including some who had traveled from New York and Boston — who gathered at Reyes’ East Baltimore rowhome on Friday. She lived on Gusryan Street home with her father and 1-year-old daughter, Brithany.
Family members wiped away tears as they spoke to reporters in the front yard and made plans to go to the funeral home on Saturday. Brithany laughed and smiled as she watched a video that family in the Dominican Republic had just made to remember Reyes. The little girl giggled as she watched pictures of her mother, while aunts and uncles wept quietly.
“One of the biggest concerns that we had was, what was her last moments like? What was going through her head? What was going through her mind about our family, her daughter?” said Reyes’ uncle, Andy De Las Nueces, 29.
On the day of the shooting, he said he had heard the news but did not realize his niece was among the victims until that evening. FBI agents and detectives came to the house that afternoon where they broke the news to Fernandez. He said family in the Dominican Republic quickly began sharing news stories of the shooting.