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NYPD sergeant involved in fatal shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray to be honored by Muslim police group

AN NYPD sergeant involved in the fatal shooting of an armed Brooklyn teenager last year is being honored for “active” police work.

Sgt. Mourad Mourad, 31, will receive a “Cop of the Year” award when the NYPD Muslim Officers Society holds its sixth-annual scholarship dinner May 8.

Mourad, who is an Egyptian immigrant and has been on the force for nine years, was chosen for the honor because he is a “very active” cop, said Lt. Adeel Rana, a member of the group, which has 600 members.

“He’s had a lot of good arrests throughout his career,” said Rana.

He’s done a lot of work taking down criminals and taking a lot of guns and drugs off the street.

“He’s had a lot of good arrests throughout his career,” said Rana.

Mourad and his partner shot and killed Kimani Gray, 16, after the teen pulled a gun on them in East Flatbush in March 2013, police officials have said. Kimani's family has disputed the police version of events.

Rana argued the shooting does not define Mourad as a cop. “It is not the whole picture,” Rana said. “He’s done a lot of work taking down criminals and taking a lot of guns and drugs off the street.”

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