Texas school shooting: Hat reveals close brush with death for elite Border Patrol agent who killed gunman

A photo obtained by Fox News’ Bill Melugin shows the hat with a major hole ripped into the mesh section at the very top. 

A cap worn by a Border Patrol agent is torn after being struck by a bullet as authorities engaged a gunman who killed 21 people inside a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school on Tuesday.

A cap worn by a Border Patrol agent is torn after being struck by a bullet as authorities engaged a gunman who killed 21 people inside a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school on Tuesday. (Customs and Border Patrol)

The bullet that made the hole also grazed the agent’s head. Melugin reports that the elite BORTAC Border Patrol agent was wearing the hat when he, along with a tactical team, engaged the shooter who had barricaded himself in a classroom at Robb Elementary School.

The agent killed the gunman, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, in an exchange of gunfire.

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A view from the makeshift memorial in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022. (Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

A view from the makeshift memorial in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022. (Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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