Police charge a Brooklyn gunman in a seriously injured crash with an NYPD car

Police have charged a Brooklyn gunman who was seriously injured when he collided with an NYPD vehicle while running from police.

Giovonnie Mayo, 29, is charged with gun possession for allegedly pointing the gun at a woman outside a store near Sutter and Ralph Aves. in Brownsville around 3:25 a.m. Sunday, leading to the police chase.

Bronx Narcotics detectives assigned to the 79th Precinct’s Summer Violence Reduction Zone were patrolling the area when they saw Mayo pointing the gun at the woman.

One officer pursued Mayo on foot, while a uniformed sergeant and officer in an unmarked police car also pursued the suspect and drove parallel to him, NYPD officials said.

When he tried to enter the driveway of a storage facility on East New York Ave. Mayo struck the side of the pursuing vehicle and fell backwards to the ground, suffering serious head injuries, police said.

“They hit the man with their car, that’s dangerous,” witness Dolton Adams, 56, said Sunday. “What if that was during the day, with children around?”

Mayo was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital, where he remained in critical condition Tuesday.

Friends of the Brooklyn man hoped for a speedy recovery on Facebook.

“I Love You Bro Hope You Okay Giovonnie Mayo,” friend Butta West wrote.

NYPD Patrol Chief John Chell said Sunday that the police’s quick action “probably prevented a shooting tonight.”

Mayo’s arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court was pending Tuesday.

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