A man who police say shot his father in the face as they drove along the Schuylkill Expressway in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, did so as his parents took him to rehab.
The revelation about Tuesday evening's shooting came as a judge arraigned Kymere Corbin on 11 counts including aggravate assault, reckless endangerment and carrying an unlicensed firearms on Wednesday.
Corbin, 22, shot his 42-year-old father, Elbert Corbin Jr., with a gun he found in the 2010 Buick LaCrosse as they were driving along the westbound lanes of I-76 near the Conshohocken Exit, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by NBC10.
The elder Corbin and his wife were seated in the front of the car at the time. The wife told police that they were taking Kymere Corbin to the Malvern Institute to be admitted for drug and mental health treatment when argument ensued between father and son over the father's involvement in his son's life.
Corbin then stated "look what he gave me!" as he pulled out the pistol, said the affidavit. A struggle ensued, and as Elbert Corbin tried to pry the gun away from his son, the firearm went off, police said.
Corbin remained on the scene following the shooting as his mother fled on foot, said police.
Corbin originally told investigators that his father took the gun from him and shot himself but later recanted and admitted to accidentally shooting his father during a struggle in the car, said police.
Paramedics who were traveling in the area at the time immediately responded and found Elbert Corbin with a large blood stain on his shirt with trauma to his ear and eye. Elbert Corbin told the medics his son shot him as they transported him to Presbyterian Hospital for treatment, said police.
Doctors listed Elbert Corbin in critical but stable condition and expected him to survive, said police.
Pennsylvania State Police Philadelphia took a blood-stained Corbin into custody and recovered the gun, according to the affidavit.
Westbound lanes on I-76 were closed for several hours as police investigated the shooting.
A judge set Kymere Corbin's bail at $500,000 on Wednesday and was transported to county jail as he awaited preliminary hearing on April 20.