Five cops were hurt when a gun-toting goon sideswiped them with his car in Brooklyn on Sunday morning, authorities said.
The officers were responding to reports of a man and woman fighting over a shared driveway on Avenue L near East 53rd Street in Flatlands just after 11 a.m., witnesses said.
“I pay taxes, you’re taking up my driveway!” the woman shouted, according to a witness who asked not to be named because he is a neighbor.
A man came out of the woman’s house and began jawing with the driver, and onlookers called cops when it looked like the argument would turn physical, the witness said.
Several officers showed up, and one of them reached through the car’s driver-side window at some point — and the man threw the car into reverse and backed up, the witness said.
At some point, the cops believed that the man had a gun, police said, though officials could not say exactly when it became clear the man was armed.
The man clipped five officers with his car as he roared off, according to NYPD officials.
Two witnesses say one of the officers fired a single shot as the man was backing up.
The bullet did not strike anyone, according to officials.
The driver sped east on Avenue L for about a block, making a left onto East 57th Street and gunning it the wrong way down the one-way street for about two blocks, according to investigators at the scene.
He made a right onto Avenue J, crashing into a Cadillac Escalade and then crossing into oncoming traffic before striking a Dodge Durango, investigators said.
He ditched his car near East 58th Street and ran south, but cops collared him a half-block later.
A gun was recovered nearby, officials said.
The 33-year-old suspect was held at the 63rd Precinct station house with charges pending Sunday afternoon. He was led out and into an ambulance headed for Brookdale Hospital just before 4 p.m.
“They’re trying to play me, yo,” he told a reporter who asked why he did it.
“Don’t put the smiling picture in,” he told a Post reporter who apparently caught him grinning.
The officers are in stable condition and being treated at Kings County Hospital.
Additional reporting by Kevin Sheehan