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Ex-boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho Dies After Shooting

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico says boxer Hector `Macho' Camacho has died after being taken off life support.

Dr. Ernesto Torres says Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours Saturday. He was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter.

Camacho was declared brain dead on Thursday following a shooting in his hometown of Bayamon. Camacho was outside a bar in a parked car with a friend when he was shot. The friend was killed. Police say two assailants fled in an SUV. No arrests have been made, and no motive has been disclosed.

Camacho was born in Bayamon, a city within the San Juan metropolitan area, but he grew up mostly in New York's Harlem neighborhood, earning the nickname "the Harlem Heckler."

He won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980s and fought high-profile bouts against Felix Trinidad, Julio Cesar Chavez and Sugar Ray Leonard. Camacho knocked out Leonard in 1997, ending the former champ's final comeback attempt. Camacho had a career record of 79-6-3.

In recent years, he divided his time between Puerto Rico and Florida, appearing regularly on Spanish-language television as well as on a reality show called "Es Macho Time!" on YouTube. In San Juan, he had been living in the beach community of Isla Verde, where he would readily pose for photos with tourists who recognized him on the street, said former pro boxer Victor "Luvi" Callejas, a neighbor and friend.

The former world champion was 50.

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