According to the interview, Reyes asked his children to go ahead to their vehicle. He also asked his bodyguard to leave him alone and then after that they heard a gunshot and saw him falling to the grass. The incident happened at Loyola Memorial Park around 7:00am. The reports however were inconclusive until a final autopsy and investigation is made on the body and the circumstances of the incident.
Right after the incident, he was rushed to the Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC but after 45 minutes he was declared dead on arrival.
Reyes was involved in the current Congressional and Senate inquiry about malversation of funds of the Philippine Armed Forces. The allegations was being told by a former military fund manager, Lt. Col. George Rabusa, claimed.