Brenda Henderson

Brenda Henderson received her master’s degree in organizational performance this year from Bellevue University. She worked at the school as assistant director of student financial services.

The Bellevue mother who police say was shot by her longtime boyfriend has died from her wounds.

Brenda M. Henderson, 35, died Tuesday, according to officials at the Nebraska Medical Center. At her request, her organs were donated, according to her family.

Henderson’s longtime partner, David S. Clark, 35, is accused of shooting her about 1:15 a.m. Thursday in the home they shared near Childs and Camp Gifford Roads. He was charged Monday with first-degree assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Sarpy County attorney has the option of amending those charges.

Bail for Clark was set at $2 million, and he remained at the Sarpy County Jail on Tuesday evening.

The couple had two sons together, ages 17 and 11. They are being cared for by Henderson’s mother and stepfather.

Henderson was assistant director of student financial services at Bellevue University. Clark works in construction.

Clark, who was arrested at the scene, had been out on bail after having been charged with domestic assault causing injury, two counts of third-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Those charges were the result of an Oct. 30 incident in which police were called to the couple’s home and found Henderson injured.

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