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Target of FBI Raid, Suspected Car Thief Expected in Federal Court Monday

A man, whose beating at the hands of Alameda County sheriff's deputies last year prompted an investigation into police use of force, is slated to appear in federal court Monday after his arrest in an FBI raid. 

Stanislav Petrov is a suspected car thief who was targeted in a raid Friday that sources say is tied to a federal gun investigation. The 29-year-old was slapped with federal weapons charges and taken into custody, officials say.

FBI spokesperson Prentice Danner confirmed a home on Teddy Street in Visitacion Valley was raided around 3 p.m. Friday.

"This is a joint operation with San Francisco Police Department and the FBI," Danner said. 

Agents, armed with search and arrest warrants, were looking for "more than one person" and have made some detentions, according to Danner.

Friday's raid came after an overnight shooting, after which sources said Petrov drove a shooting victim to a hospital. Federal officials, however, were preparing documents related to the raid prior to the shooting, they said.

Sources have also linked Petrov to a woman named Dana Rinta who, along with her baby, was believed to be missing from March 14. San Francisco police Saturday found the 23-year-old woman and her 17-month-old daughter Scarlett. Both are unharmed, police said.

Officers seek Rinta's help in connection with a prior domestic violence incident in which Petrov is the primary suspect, sources say. 

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