Former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho has been declared by doctors as ‘clinically brain dead‘ after being shot in the face on Tuesday in San Jaun Puerto Rico.
Camacho and a friend, Adrian Mojica Moreno, were sitting in a Ford Mustang parked out front of a bar Tuesday night. Police have confirmed finding nine small bags of cocaine in Moreno’s pocket and a 10th bag open inside the vehicle.
Moreno was killed on the scene and no arrests have been made.
The prognosis for Camacho does not look good. Initially, doctors believed the bullet passed through his jaw and into his shoulder, when in reality the bullet damaged three of the main arteries in his neck and also broke two vertebrae.
Promoter Don King stated: “The Macho Man was a promoter’s dream. He excited boxing fans around the world with his inimitable style. He was a nice, amiable guy away from the ring.”
”We have done everything we could,” said Dr Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. ”We have to tell the people of Puerto Rico and the entire world that Macho Camacho has died, he is brain dead.’