http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2007/4/13/238824.html?title=Hostage+situation+ends+with+gunman's+death+ A local man facing charges stemming from a recent DUI arrest stormed a Tampa gun shooting range Thursday afternoon, creating a hostage scenario that lasted 10-hours, snarled traffic along a major artery and ended with his death. The hostage situation at Shooting Sports Inc. shooting range on Dale Mabry Highway ended between 3:00 and 3:30 a.m. Friday when the suspected gunman shot and killed himself. The situation, which began just before 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon played out along one of the busiest roadways in Tampa, causing traffic backups for hours. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the hostage taker was 43-year old Jeffrey Lane Dudney. He entered the shooting range with the intent to steal a weapon, authorities said. Dudney apparently was unarmed when he entered the range but managed to take five hostages before later acquiring a weapon. Dudney was facing attempted first degree murder and DUI charges, stemming from an April 5 incident in which he fired gunshots at witnesses to a DUI crash he was involved in and tried to escape from, authorities said. Hundreds of law enforcement officers responded to the hostage scene. The Sheriff says Dudney told hostage negotiators he'd rather die than go to prison. "He came to the door several times with a gun to the head of hostages,'' Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee said in a news conference carried live on Bay News 9. "Every time we would take to him he would talk to him, he would bring all the hostages to the front (door).'' Hundreds of law enforcement officers responded to the scene as the tense situation continued throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Dudney eventually released two of the hostages before taking his own life. The other three hostages exited the building after Dudney shot himself. During the situation, law enforcement officers asked Bay News 9 and baynews9.com to not broadcast or publish any details during the standoff, as Dudney told them he'd shoot his hostages one by one if he saw extensive news coverage. The station and the website obliged that request.