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A cop holstering his gun accidentally shot a Harlem suspect in the leg late Tuesday, witnesses and police said.

The suspect, Richard Pearson, 47, was taken to Harlem Hospital and expected to survive.

Two transit cops went to collar Pearson after witnesses said he swiped $40 from a table outside Picante Mexican Bar & Lounge on Broadway near W. 140th St. about 11 p.m., police and witnesses said.

“Police, don’t move. Get down,” the officers told Pearson.

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