Former Champion Boxer Brain Dead After Shooting, Doctors Say

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (November 22, 2012)--Famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho is clinically "brain dead" after he was shot in the face, doctors said Thursday.

Dr. Ernesto Torres said at a news conference Thursday that doctors are still performing tests on Camacho before meeting with his family.

Late Wednesday Torres said Camacho was showing irregular and intermittent brain activity.

Camacho, 50, was shot as he and a friend sat in a Ford Mustang parked outside a bar Tuesday night.

Police spokesman Alex Diaz said officers found nine small bags of cocaine in the friend's pocket, and a 10th bag open inside the car.

Camacho was considered a volatile but popular and skilled boxer who battled drugs, alcohol and other problems.

He had a career record of 79-6-3.


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