Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho was shot in the face as he sat in the passenger side of a vehicle Tuesday evening in Puerto Rico.
The former world boxing champion was rushed to the trauma center in San Juan. He went into cardiac arrest Wednesday morning and is on life support in critical but stable condition.
Doctors say there was decreased brain activity in Camacho overnight.
Camacho’s mother, Maria Matias, arrived in Puerto Rico Wednesday morning and is expected to decide whether Camacho, 50, should be taken off life support. Tests will determine whether he is brain dead.
The driver, Adrian Alberto Mojica Moreno, 49, died in the attack, in which at least one gunman opened fire on the vehicle.
Mojica Moreno had nine bags of cocaine in his possession, and a 10th bag open in the Ford Mustang.
No arrests have been made in the shooting.
Camacho has battled drug and alcohol problems for years. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2007 for the burglary of a computer store in Mississippi. During the arrest, police also found the drug Ecstasy.
All but one year of Camacho’s sentence was suspended.
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