Funeral held for boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho
Hector "Macho" Camacho's casket is brought up the steps of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in New York for a funeral, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Doctors pronounced Camacho dead on Saturday, Nov. 24, after he was removed from life support at his family's direction. He never regained consciousness after at least one gunman crept up to his car in a darkened parking lot in Puerto Rico and opened fire. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, December 1, 2012 11:19AM EST
NEW YORK -- Hundreds cheered and shouted "Macho" when Hector Camacho's coffin was carried out and loaded into a hearse after his New York City funeral.
On Saturday, about 300 people mourned in the stately East Harlem church that the former world champion boxer attended as a boy.
Camacho was fatally wounded in a Nov. 20 shooting in Puerto Rico. He was 50. Police continue to investigate.
The Rev. Frank Skelly remembered Camacho as a child and says that's how God knows him.
St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church was about half-filled. Hundreds more waited behind police barricades across the street.
Camacho is to be buried after the service at St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx.