Ex-boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies after shot

The director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico says boxer Hector `Macho

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2006, file photo, Hector "Macho" Camacho arrives for an event in Miami Beach, Fla. Police in Puerto Rico say former boxing champion Camacho has been shot and critically wounded. Camacho was shot in the face while in a car outside a bar in Bayamon, one of the cities that make up the San Juan metropolitan area. A statement from police in Bayamon said he was shot Tuesday night, Nov. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP/WVLT) --The director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico says boxer Hector `Macho' Camacho has died after being taken off life support.

Dr. Ernesto Torres says Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours Saturday. He was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter.

Camacho was declared brain dead on Thursday following a shooting in his hometown of Bayamon.

The former world champion was 50.


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