SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Family and friends of former boxing champion Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho kept a somber vigil today at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he remains on life support.
Doctors in San Juan have said Camacho is clinically brain dead from a shooting earlier this week in his hometown of Bayamon. But relatives and friends told The Associated Press they are still wrestling with whether to remove him from life support.
Camacho’s oldest son, Hector Camacho Jr., told reporters his father has not been disconnected from an artificial respirator and that he believes he is still alive. Two of Camacho’s sisters have asked that he remain on life support until Saturday.
Camacho was shot Tuesday night as he sat in a car with a friend, 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moreno, who was killed in the attack. 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.