meaning of “tagged” in this context

From episode 1 of the television series The Walking Dead:

Context: Police chase a car with three criminals inside. A bunch of them some distance away place a spike strip across the road. The car runs over it, starts swerving, turns over a couple of times. The three dudes come out of the car and start shooting at the police officers. One of them takes a bullet but the vest he’s wearing saves him.

— Rick!
— I’m all right!
— I saw you get tagged, man. That scared the hell out of me.
— Me too.

What does that expression really mean? Is this slang? Something to describe a situation when someone gets shot?


See tag sense 23:

23) (informal) to strike or hit hard

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