Hector "Macho" Camacho has died from gunshot wounds as a result of a drive-by shooting last week in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico, stated Camacho went into cardiac arrest early Saturday. He was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter.
Camacho and a childhood friend were shot several times Tuesday night while sitting inside their car outside of a liquor store. Camacho was immediately hospitalized following the attack, and went into cardiac arrest a short time later. Camacho's childhood friend died at the scene.
Inside Camacho's friend's pocket police found nine small bags of cocaine, and one opened bag in the car.
Officials in Puerto Rico are investigating the shooting. No suspects have been identified, and no arrests have been made to date.
Camacho's professional career deemed him a dominating athlete with an awesome fighting record of 79-5-3 with his most recent bout in 2009.
Often entering the ring adorned in his native Puerto Rican colors, and curly hair he fought some of boxing's most remembered fights. Going toe to toe with boxing greats like Felix Trinidad, Julio Cesar Chavez and Sugar Ray Leonard. In March 1997 Camacho competed against Leonard in what would be his last fight, ending his career in disappointment and loss.
Camacho was also no stranger to law enforcement. He was arrested many times, including an arrest for burglarizing a computer store in 2005. While in custody officers claim they found the drug ecstasy in his possession.
Hector "Macho" Camacho will be remembered as a great boxing legend, he was 50 years old.
Our prayers go out to his family, and may he rest in peace!!!