(CelebNMusic247-News) Hector “Macho” Camacho Brain Dead?
Yesterday CNM247 got shocking news that former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho was shot several time in the neck and face after a car drove up alongside his car.
The driver was killed and Camacho was rushed to the hospital fight for his life.
Unfortunately his condition worsened overnight, however, and his heart stopped at one point, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan.
Here’s the drop via DaveyD:
According to Torres, who told reporters during a media briefing on Wednesday that “the prognosis is not good.”
He said the hospital’s team of doctors were trying to determine the boxer’s level of brain activity.
“We just have to wait to see if Macho gets better. It’s a hard battle,” friend and former manager Ismael Leandry told The Associated Press.
Torres said Camacho’s mother, Maria Matias, spent about 20 minutes with her son, one of the most dynamic boxing personalities of his era, and was expected to return for a second visit on Wednesday night.
She is expected to decide whether Camacho should be taken off life support based on the results of further tests due Wednesday. Torres said encephalographic tests would determine whether Camacho is brain-dead. Torres said Camacho’s son, Hector Camacho Jr., is due to arrive in Puerto Rico on Wednesday night.
“His mother came and she is devastated,” he said. “She knows the prognosis is not at all favorable.”
A godson, Widniel Adorno, said the family has discussed the possibility of organ donation but no final decision has been made.
To recap the tragic incident:
Camacho was outside Azuquita Liquor Store in a parked Ford Mustang with a friend when he was shot in the face. The friend, identified as 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moreno, was killed. Police said two assailants fled in an SUV but no arrests have been made and no motive has been disclosed.
Mojica Moreno’s relationship to Camacho wasn’t immediately known, but on Wednesday detective Alex Diaz told ESPN.com that Mojica Moreno had nine bags of cocaine in his possession with an open 10th bag in the vehicle, which was registered to Mojica Moreno. He had been arrested for possession of controlled substances in April, according to Diaz.
Camacho was rushed to Centro Medico, where doctors initially said a bullet passed through his jaw and lodged in his shoulder. Torres said the bullet damaged three of the four main arteries in his neck and fractured two vertebrae, which could leave him paralyzed if he were to survive. Mojica Moreno was shot as he got out of the car and tried to flee while Camacho was shot in the passenger’s seat. – read the FULL article here…