A local Washington, D.C., political candidate has died at the age of 34.
A.J. Cooper was running for the City Council seat previously held by Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser. According to the Facebook group for his election campaign, Cooper died after complaining of chest pains and dizziness.
“He was a hell of a kid who was just coming into his own,” Cooper’s aunt Peggy Cooper Cafritz told News4.