Stand off suspect skips court

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - KEPR is continuing to follow the case of a Kennewick man involved in a stand off with police.

Dennis Skellenger was eventually shot by the cops at a park near canyon lakes.

He was hit in the lung and spent weeks in a Seattle hospital. Police say he had pointed a gun at them first.

Skellenger was to be arraigned today but didn't show up. The state believes he's still in the hospital.

KEPR had confirmed he was released from Seattle weeks ago.

Another court appearance on eluding and assault on an officer will be dealt with next month.