The man was shot by police, who responded to a disturbance outside an NYPD Mounted Unit facility on Brighton Third Street just before 5:30 a.m. this morning.
Officers apparently confronted him after discovering the broken drivers' side window of a police cruiser.
The man was taken to Lutheran Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.
None of the officers were hurt.
Neighbors say there have has been a recent string of vandalized vehicles in the area.
The officer sustained injuries to his head and left hand and was removed to Coney Island Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.