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Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho: Brain Dead After Getting Shot In The Face

Wed, November 21, 2012 12:28pm EDT by Chris Rogers 4 Comments
Hector Macho Camacho Brain Dead

UPDATE! Former world champion boxer Hector Camacho is now brain dead after suffering cardiac arrest, following a gun shot wound to the face on Nov. 20 — so sad.

Hector “Macho” Camacho was tragically shot in the face on Tuesday Nov. 20 while sitting in a car outside the Puerto Rican capital. The three-time boxing champ is now brain dead and has been taken off life support.

Taken Off Life Support

Doctors say Hector, 50, is brain dead, after originally saying “the prognosis is not good.”

Adrian Mojica Moreno, Hector’s childhood friend, 49, who was also in the vehicle, was also shot after an unknown gunman opened fire in the city of Bayamon, according to a statement from the police. Adrian died on the scene.

Doctors & Reps Speak Out

Hector was rushed to Centro Medico, the trauma center in San Juan, where he was in critical but stable condition. The bullet apparently struck him in the jaw, but exited his head and lodged itself in his right shoulder and fracture two vertebrae, Dr. Ernesto Torres, the hospital director said.

The rep added, “[Camacho] went into cardiac arrest. The doctors were able to get his heart started again with the medicine and we are maintaining his blood pressure and pulse stable medically right now to see whether during this morning, afternoon or evening we see a positive change.”

No arrests have been made in the shooting, according to police.

Hector’s Legacy

According to Fox News Latino, Hector went 79-6-3 with 38 knockouts in a career that spanned 30 years. His greatest achievements came during the 1980s and early ‘90s when he faced some of the sport’s greatest fighters including Julio Cesar Chavez, Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya.

Unfortunately, in recent years, Hector was faced with struggles of drugs and alcohol as well as child abuse allegations.

Our thoughts are with Hector and his family at this difficult time. How sad.

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