Doctors declare three-time world boxing champion Hector Camacho 'brain dead' after shooting


The former three-time world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho is brain dead following a drive-by shooting, a doctor said yesterday.

Relatives were expected to decide whether to remove Camacho, 50, from life support, said Dr Ernesto Torres, director of the Rio Piedras Medical Centre.

Camacho “is clinically brain dead”, Dr Torres told reporters. “We have done all we can do.”

He was shot in the neck and face late on Tuesday as he sat in a parked car in Bayamon, a suburb of San Juan. The driver was killed, and police have no motive for the shooting. Camacho was hit in the jaw by a bullet that fractured two vertebrae and lodged in his shoulder. Dr Torres said Camacho was in a deep coma and unresponsive. Brain studies taken overnight were negative.