Former world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition after being shot in his native Puerto Rico.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Former world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition after being shot in his native Puerto Rico. Doctors and his family are expected to wrestle with whether to take him off life support after his condition worsened.
Doctors had said Camacho was expected to survive after he was shot in the face while sitting in a car Tuesday night in his hometown of Bayamon. But his condition worsened overnight and his heart stopped at one point, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan.
Torres said that two specialists will examine the boxer to determine his level of brain activity.
The specialists will then consult with other doctors and Camacho's mother, who was expected to arrive from New York, to discuss whether he should be removed from life support, said Ismael Leandry, a longtime friend and former manager who was also at the hospital.
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